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Inpatient treatment “careers” of persons with schizophrenia: Public and private hospital utilization
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • William H. Fisher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Stephen M. Soreff, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jeffrey L. Geller, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Melissa McDermeit, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Carla L. White, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Lisa Hicks, Westborough State Hospital
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Publication Date
11-1-1995
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Schizophrenia
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.

DOI of Published Version
10.1007/BF02106724
Source
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Volume 23, Number 2, 137-151, DOI: 10.1007/BF02106724.
Citation Information
William H. Fisher, Stephen M. Soreff, Jeffrey L. Geller, Melissa McDermeit, et al.. "Inpatient treatment “careers” of persons with schizophrenia: Public and private hospital utilization" Vol. 23 Iss. 2 (1995)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_geller/105/