Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 185–196

Selective criteria for transfer to community hospital inpatient mental health services

Authors

  • Thomas Uttaro
    • Health Care Policy, and Aging ResearchSouth Beach Psychiatric Center and Research Associate with the Rutgers University Institute for Health
Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF02108319

Cite this article as:
Uttaro, T. Adm Policy Ment Health (1996) 23: 185. doi:10.1007/BF02108319

Abstract

To reduce census and downsize operations, state inpatient care is being relocated to community hospitals. Planners must consider current selection processes to effect system redesign. This research examined a collaborative admission process from a state provider to community hospitals. Consumers with involved family/significant others were likely to be transferred. Those exhibiting suicidal behavior and males with assaultive behavior were unlikely to be transferred. It is suggested that cross sector specialization is a practical strategy for redesign and that community hospitals may require enhancements to function as sole core providers for the SMI population.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996