摘要

Early rehospitalization is common in schizophrenia. Given the impact on cost containment, there is an urgent need to identify the predictors of rehospitalization. This study aims to examine the association between the frequency of timely outpatient visits and the likelihood of early rehospitalization in schizophrenia patients. After adjusting for gender, age, substance use, and length of stay, patients failing to attend any outpatient appointments within 2 months after discharge had significantly higher rehospitalization rates than those attending at least 1 appointment. Thus, timely outpatient visits, shortly after discharge, may be associated with a decreased risk of rehospitalizations.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)494-497
頁數4
期刊American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
78
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 十月 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 精神病學和心理健康
  • 心理學(雜項)

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