Organization and development of pediatric medical-psychiatric units. Part II: Clinical management issues

Bernard B. Kahan, Sandra B. Sexson

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Scant literature exists regarding combined medical-psychiatric units for pediatric populations. The present article is the second in a two-part series describing issues relevant to the organization and development of such a unit within a tertiary-care children's hospital. Case examples of medical-psychiatry patients are presented, together with summary patient statistics for the first 3 years of operation. Additionally, issues regarding the physical layout, treatment program, and staffing are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-398
Number of pages8
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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