Abstract: A retrospective study of elderly inpatient referral was carried out at Saga Medical School Hospital in order to assess the effectiveness of consultation‐liaison service. A total of 51 patients aged 65 and over were referred to the Psychiatric Department. Their referral rate, clinical characteristic, diagnosis and psychiatric recommendation were reviewed from the records. A comparison of various aspects concerning the referral for the periods before and after the installation of an effective psychiatric consultation‐liaison service showed a mild change. The striking finding was that the referral rate increased significantly for male patients under 75 years of age.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 1993|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health