ERIC Number: EJ844881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Reference Count: 21
Multifaceted Inpatient Psychiatry Approach to Reducing Readmissions: A Pilot Study
Lang, Timothy P.; Rohrer, James E.; Rioux, Pierre A.
Journal of Rural Health, v25 n3 p309-313 Sum 2009
Context: Access to psychiatric services, particularly inpatient psychiatric care, is limited and lacks comprehensiveness in rural areas. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact on readmission rates of a multifaceted inpatient psychiatry approach (MIPA) offered in a rural hospital. Methods: Readmissions within 30 days of patients who were admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit using a MIPA model of care (N = 147) were compared to readmissions of a comparison group of patients who were admitted prior to the adoption of the MIPA (N = 37). Case mix differences were adjusted using multiple logistic regression analysis (N = 184). Findings: Patients treated in the MIPA model of care had lower odds of readmission within 30 days (odds ratio 0.14, 95% CI 0.02-0.87, P less than 0.03). Conclusions: Effective inpatient psychiatric care can be provided in rural hospitals.
Descriptors: Psychiatric Services, Psychiatry, Hospitals, Patients, Rural Areas, Evaluation, Pilot Projects, Regression (Statistics)
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