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Is liaison psychiatry a separate specialty? Comparison of referrals to a liaison psychiatry service and a community mental health team

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Aims and method: The aim of the study was to compare referrals to a liaison psychiatry service and a neighbouring community mental health team (CMHT). Demographic and clinical information were compared for 100 consecutive referrals to each service. Results: The liaison psychiatry service had a smaller ongoing case-load and a higher referral rate than the CMHT. Larger proportions of patients referred to liaison psychiatry had comorbid physical illness (49 v. 10%) or had harmed themselves (41 v...

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Publisher copy:
10.1192/pb.29.9.342
Journal:
Psychiatric Bulletin More from this journal
Volume:
29
Issue:
9
Pages:
342-345
Publication date:
2005-09-01
DOI:
ISSN:
0955-6036
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:404036
UUID:
uuid:d078fca3-58cd-4a32-9582-01bfa098c3fa
Local pid:
pubs:404036
Source identifiers:
404036
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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