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Psychiatric out-patient clinics for older adults: highly regarded by users and carers, but irreplaceable?

  • Rashi Negi (a1), Jeremy Seymour (a2), Christopher Flemons (a3), Matthew Impey (a3), Nicola Thomas (a3) and Rachael Witrylak (a2)...
Abstract
Aims and Method

The aim of this study was to explore older users' and carers' views of attending out-patient clinics for older adults. A questionnaire was designed to be distributed to all patients attending out-patient clinics for a period of 1 month in January 2007.

Results

The response rate for returning the completed questionnaire was 71%, and 95% of these respondents were satisfied with their overall experience of attending out-patient clinics. Although satisfaction levels were high with every aspect of out-patient clinics, 49% preferred the hypothetical option of being seen at home.

Clinical Implications

The role of psychiatric out-patient departments for older adults merits further research, comparing cost and user/carer acceptability with home or general practitioner surgery-based treatment.

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Psychiatric out-patient clinics for older adults: highly regarded by users and carers, but irreplaceable?

  • Rashi Negi (a1), Jeremy Seymour (a2), Christopher Flemons (a3), Matthew Impey (a3), Nicola Thomas (a3) and Rachael Witrylak (a2)...
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