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Mental health

Aga Khan University

2002

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Clinical And Demographic Characteristics Of Psychiatric Inpatients Admitted Via Emergency And Non-Emergency Routes At A University Hospital In Pakistan, E U. Syed, S Mehmud, R Atiq Oct 2002

Clinical And Demographic Characteristics Of Psychiatric Inpatients Admitted Via Emergency And Non-Emergency Routes At A University Hospital In Pakistan, E U. Syed, S Mehmud, R Atiq

Department of Psychiatry

Objective: To examine the differences in the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients admitted through emergency versus non-emergency routes and see if these two groups of patients were significantly different from each other with respect to criteria mentioned in the title.Methods: Retrospective data was analysed in all 2576 patient records were reviewed and these patients were divided in two groups with respect to their mode of admission (emergency vs non emergency). These groups were then compared with respect to sex, age, length of stay, discharge status and diagnostic categories. Statistical package for social sciences version 8.0 (SPSS 8 ...