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.
- Admission Criteria
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health