Psychiatric comorbidities in the general hospital population have been found to increase the cost of health care. This descriptive study provides an in-depth analysis (including nursing hours), of general hospital patients receiving low, medium, and high intensity consultation/liaison ( C L) services from C L psychiatrists and C L nurses using computerized databases and the medical record. The results show that there are significant differences among the subgroups receiving varying amounts of C L services. This study has particular significance for C L nursing as many C L nursing interventions are focused on both the patient and the delivery of nursing care by the staff nurse.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Archives of Psychiatric Nursing|
|State||Published - Dec 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatric Mental Health