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Service innovations: rethinking in-patient provision for adolescents: A report from a new service

  • Richard Corrigall (a1) and Bryn Mitchell (a2)
Abstract
AIMS AND METHOD

To evaluate the first 2 years of a new adolescent unit.

RESULTS

One-hundred and eighteen cases were admitted, with a broad range of diagnoses. Median length of stay was 33 days and 82% of admissions were urgent, of which 70% were admitted on the day of referral. A later study of 27 consecutive cases showed a mean improvement of 25% in the Children's Global Assessment Scale and 40% in the Child and Adolescent version of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales scores.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

It is possible to provide an in-patient service for adolescents that includes all-hours emergency access, as well as catering for the full range of severe mental illness and a wide variation in length of stay.

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Service innovations: rethinking in-patient provision for adolescents: A report from a new service

  • Richard Corrigall (a1) and Bryn Mitchell (a2)
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