Predicting involuntary patients' length of stay

Bentson McFarland, Larry R. Faulkner, Joseph Bloom

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Abstract

A comparison was made of lengths of stay for involuntary patients treated in a local facility with those admitted to a state mental hospital. Involuntary patients treated in the local facility had much shorter lengths of stay than those treated at the state hospital even though the case mix was similar at both institutions. These findings suggest that local treatment may be less costly than state hospitalization for involuntary patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1990

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Predicting involuntary patients' length of stay. / McFarland, Bentson; Faulkner, Larry R.; Bloom, Joseph.

In: Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Vol. 17, No. 3, 05.1990, p. 139-149.

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McFarland, Bentson ; Faulkner, Larry R. ; Bloom, Joseph. / Predicting involuntary patients' length of stay. In: Administration and Policy in Mental Health. 1990 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 139-149.
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