0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Brief Reports   |    
Day hospital/crisis respite care versus inpatient care, Part I: Clinical outcomes
Am J Psychiatry 1996;153:1065-1073.
text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated the clinical feasibility and the outcome for patients of a program designed as an alternative to acute hospitalization. METHOD: This was a random-design study comparing a conventional inpatient program for urban, poor, severely ill voluntary patients who usually require hospitalization to an alternative experimental program consisting of a day hospital linked to a crisis residence. Patients were assessed with standardized measures of symptoms, functioning, social adjustment, quality of life, and satisfaction with clinical services upon admission to the study, at discharge from the index admission, and at follow-ups 2, 5, and 10 months after discharge. RESULTS: One hundred ninety-seven patients were enrolled in the 2-year research program and followed for 10 months. Of the voluntary patients who would have been admitted to the hospital, 83% were appropriate for the experimental program. The clinical, functional, social adjustment, quality of life, and satisfaction outcome measures were not statistically different for the patients in the two treatment conditions; however, there was a slightly more positive effect of the experimental program on measures of symptoms, overall functioning, and social functioning. CONCLUSIONS: The experimental condition, a combined day hospital/crisis respite community residence, seems to have had the same treatment effectiveness as acute hospital care for urban, poor, acutely ill voluntary patients with severe mental illness.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Web of Science® Times Cited: 57

Related Content
Articles
Books
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 31.  >
Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd Edition > Chapter 33.  >
Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd Edition > Chapter 32.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 31.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 31.  >
Psychiatric News
APA Guidelines
PubMed Articles
Sleep and Sleep Disordered Breathing in Hospitalized Patients. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2014;35(5):582-592.