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Twenty-eight years of liaison psychiatry at a general hospital

  • A. J. Carson (a1), H. Dawson (a2), D. Marshall (a2) and K. Stafford (a2)
Abstract
Aims and method

A questionnaire was used to measure physician satisfaction with the unit and comparison of referral numbers and diagnoses with 1967, when the unit was new, and in 1985 when it was re-audited.

Results

Despite physicians' satisfaction with the service, the referral rate remains unchanged.

Clinical implications

Liaison psychiatry should not concern itself with trying to increase referral rates. Research into patient outcome should be a priority and guide its future direction.

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Twenty-eight years of liaison psychiatry at a general hospital

  • A. J. Carson (a1), H. Dawson (a2), D. Marshall (a2) and K. Stafford (a2)
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