Psychiatric consultations in a military general hospital. A report on 1065 cases

Robert E Hales, Shirley Polly, Harland Bridenbaugh, David Orman

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Abstract

The authors describe the demographic and diagnostic characteristics of 1065 medical and surgical inpatients referred for psychiatric consultation over a 1-year period at a military medical center. The referral rate was 5.8% of all hospital admissions with the percentage of referrals from surgical and neurology services being higher than recent civilian studies. Although the variety and frequency of psychiatric and physical disorders are quite similar to civilian consultation-liaison (C/L) psychiatric services, the authors reported lower rates of personality disorder diagnoses and higher percentages of V code and no-psychiatric-disorder diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-182
Number of pages10
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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