Treatment opportunities on a consultation/liaison service

J. S. Lyons, J. S. Hammer, D. B. Larson, J. Petraitis, J. J. Strain

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Abstract

The amount of time consultation psychiatrists in a large metropolitan teaching hospital spent providing direct services was studied over 1,104 consecutive consultation cases. Although the majority of cases required less than 5 hours of psychiatric time apiece, more than 10% of these cases received more than 10 hours of direct services. This finding has important implications for understanding the types of psychiatric services provided to hospitalized medical/surgical patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1435-1437
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume145
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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