Survey of admission policies for child and adolescent inpatient services: A national sample

Paul A Mabe, William T. Riley, Elizabeth R. Sunde

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Abstract

In a national sampling of child inpatient directors, survey responses suggested variability in the use of many admission criteria. Yet, severity of symptoms, potential effectiveness of outpatient treatment, and extent of medical complications appeared to be commonly used admission criteria. DSM-III diagnoses were inconsistently used admission criteria, and many diagnoses were considered suitable for admission in extenuating circumstances only.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-111
Number of pages13
JournalChild Psychiatry & Human Development
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

Keywords

  • Admission Criteria
  • Hospitalization
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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