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Psychiatric Emergencies: Dispositional Determinants and the Validity of the Decision to Admit
SEYMOUR BAXTER; ROBERT UNDERHILL; BERNARD CHODORKOFF
Am J Psychiatry 1968;124:1542-1548.
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Staff psychiatrist, Detroit Psychiatric Institute, 1151 Taylor Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 48202

Director of research and research training, Detroit Psychiatric Institute, 1151 Taylor Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 48202

1967-68, American Psychiatric Association

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Determinants of the evaluation and disposition of psychiatric emergencies were studied at Detroit General Hospital. Although the decision to hospitalize an individual was based at least in part upon subjective factors influencing the emergency room resident, this initial decision to admit was generally well supported by later observations made about the patient on the ward. Other judgments made in the emergency room, such as diagnosis and prognosis, were not later validated. The authors conclude that the brief psychiatric interview in an emergency setting is most useful if goals are modest and all that is required is a decision about whether to hospitalize the individual.

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