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Service innovation: an old age liaison psychiatry service

  • Paul Whelan (a1), Kirsten Lawson (a2) and Stephen W. Burton (a3)
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Service models differ for the provision of mental healthcare for elderly medical in-patients. Input by the general adult liaison psychiatry service with no age cutoff (Lipowski, 1983) and sector-based old age community mental health teams (CMHTs) (Scott et al, 1988; De Leo et al, 1989) have been described, as well as a consultation–liaison model. Holmes et al (2003) showed that old age psychiatrists favoured a liaison rather than a consultation model.

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De Leo, D., Baiocchi, A., Cipollone, B., et al (1989) Psychogeriatric consultation within a geriatric hospital: a six year experience. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4, 135141.
Goring, H., Baldwin, R., Marriott, A., et al (2004) Validation of short screening tests for depression and cognitive impairment in older medically ill inpatients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 465471.
Holmes, J., Bentley, K. & Cameron, I. (2003) A UK survey of psychiatric services for older people in general hospital. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18, 716721.
Lipowski, Z. J. (1983) The need to integrate liaison psychiatry and geropsychiatry. American Journal of Psychiatry, 140, 10031005.
Mujic, F., Hanlon, C., Sullivan, D., et al. (2004) Comparison of liaison psychiatry service models for older patients. Psychiatric Bulletin, 28, 171173.
Scott, J., Fairbairn, A. & Woodhouse, K. (1988) Referrals to a psychogeriatric consultation-liaison service. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3, 131135.
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Service innovation: an old age liaison psychiatry service

  • Paul Whelan (a1), Kirsten Lawson (a2) and Stephen W. Burton (a3)
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