Psychiatric Liaison Referral of Elderly Inpatient in a Medical School Hospital

Tomihide Hara, Takeshi Sato, Masashi Takeichi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-573
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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