Title

Inpatient treatment “careers” of persons with schizophrenia: Public and private hospital utilization

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

11-1995

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Schizophrenia

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

This paper describes a framework, based on the sociological concept of ldquocareer,rdquo for examining patterns, correlates, and implications of public and private hospital use by persons with schizophrenia. Using data on hospitalization and insurance status history as well as demographic and clinical variables obtained from the hospital records of 150 individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia treated at two Massachusetts state hospitals, three prototypical public/private career profiles were developed and their correlates examined.

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Citation: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Volume 23, Number 2, 137-151, DOI: 10.1007/BF02106724.