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Article Date: 12 Aug 2011 – 1:00 PDT

 
Short-stay inpatient hospitalizations for children and adolescents with a psychiatric diagnosis increased significantly over a 12-year period (1996 to 2007) and decreased for the elderly, according to a report in the early online edition in Archives of General Psychiatry by Joseph C. Blader, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The article describing the research, “Acute Inpatient Care for Psychiatric Disorders in the United States, 1996 Through 1997,” will also appear in the journal’s December 2011 print edition.

 

“The study is based on the annual National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), a program of the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics,” said Dr. Blader. “The survey included all non-Federal general and children’s hospitals, as well as other care facilities with a mean length of stay of less than 30 days. We used demographic, clinical and payment data from NHDS on a probability sample of discharges from short-stay facilities. Patients included in the study had a primary psychiatric diagnosis and were grouped as children (ages 5 to 13 years), adolescents (ages 14 to 19 years), adults (ages 20 to 64 years) or elderly individuals (ages 65 years and older). Payers were classified as private, government or other (self-pay, no charge and other payment),” added Dr. Blader, summarizing the study methodology.

 

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