What is the usual length of stay in a psychiatric ward?

D. Malone, Naomi Fineberg, T.M. Gale

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Admission statistics can provide valuable data for planning and policy in the NHS. However, there has been little agreement about meaningful ways of summarising and expressing such data. We set out to (i) explore the distribution of length of inpatient stay and to examine the most appropriate measure of central tendency; and (ii) examine the relationship between severity of mental illness and length of stay

Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13651500310004498
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
JournalInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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