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Risk factors for acute psychiatric readmission

  • Mandy Dixon (a1), Emma Robertson (a1), Mohan George (a1) and Femi Oyebode (a1)
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A retrospective case note study explored readmissions to an acute psychiatric in-patient unit within six months of discharge. The study aimed to calculate a hospital readmission rate, to investigate the timing of readmissions, and to identify risk factors associated with readmission. The readmission rate was 27% with the majority of readmissions occurring within three months after discharge, suggesting the need for investigation of such early readmissions. The three factors found to predict readmission were: discharge against medical advice, number of previous admissions, and living alone or with family rather than in care. Implications for hospital service planning are considered.

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Risk factors for acute psychiatric readmission

  • Mandy Dixon (a1), Emma Robertson (a1), Mohan George (a1) and Femi Oyebode (a1)
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