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Alternatives to Hospitalization for Psychiatrically Ill Geriatric Patients
ELIZABETH MARKSON; ADA KWOH; JOHN CUMMING; ELAINE CUMMING
Am J Psychiatry 1971;127:1055-1062.
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Associate Research Scientist, New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, 44 Holland Ave., Albany. N. Y. 12208

Graduate student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Deputy Commmissioner, New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, 44 Holland Ave., Albany. N. Y. 12208

Director of the Mental Health Research Unit, New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, 44 Holland Ave., Albany. N. Y. 12208

1971, American Psychiatric Association

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A comparison of the fate of screened and unscreened elderly psychiatric patients in New York State showed that a very mixed group of patients is referred to psychiatric facilities, but for most of them mental hospitalization is not the treatment of choice. The study also suggested that neither was the nursing home the most suitable solution. If crisis resolution and continuing support in the community were provided, the authors suggest, the aged would be better served.

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