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Providing a psychiatric service to liver transplant patients: The first 2 years of the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit

  • John R. Mitchell (a1), Fiona H. Lang (a2) and George Masterton (a3)
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The Scottish Liver Transplantation Unit (SLTU) opened in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in November 1992. We describe the liaison psychiatric input during its first 23 months. Sixty-five patients were seen from 69 referrals and their case notes were studied retrospectively to obtain information on patient demographics and details of each psychiatric involvement. A high level of psychiatric morbidity was found and psychiatric opinion contributed to the transplant assessment procedure. Our results indicate the need for good liaison psychiatric input with subsequent resource implications.

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Providing a psychiatric service to liver transplant patients: The first 2 years of the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit

  • John R. Mitchell (a1), Fiona H. Lang (a2) and George Masterton (a3)
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