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Hospital Length of Stay and Readmission for Individuals Diagnosed with Schizophrenia: Are They Related?

Creator: Canadian Institute for Health Information

Geography: North America, Canada

Categories: Mental Health

Tags: length of stay, schizophrenia

Date: 2003 - 2005

URL: https://secure.cihi.ca/free_products/aib_los_and_readmission08_e.pdf

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PDF, 13 pages.

“The study Hospital Length of Stay and Readmission for Individuals Diagnosed With Schizophrenia: Are They Related? is CIHI’s first to examine the relationship between initial length of stay and readmission for patients hospitalized for schizophrenia. It reveals that the longer a schizophrenia patient stayed in hospital initially, the less likely he or she was to be subsequently readmitted for any mental illness in the 12 months following discharge.”