Inpatient treatment “careers” of persons with schizophrenia: Public and private hospital utilization
AuthorsFisher, William H.
Soreff, Stephen M.
Geller, Jeffrey L.
White, Carla L.
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Psychiatry
Health Services Research
Mental and Social Health
Psychiatric and Mental Health
Psychiatry and Psychology
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AbstractThis 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.
SourceAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Volume 23, Number 2, 137-151, DOI: 10.1007/BF02106724.
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/45193