Psychosocial services for AIDS patients in the general hospital

J. S. Lyons, D. B. Larson, R. L. Anderson, L. Bilheimer

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Ninety consecutive non-repeating hospital admissions of patients with AIDS were studied. The rates of psychosocial service utilization were quite high for consultation psychiatry (24.4%), social work (42.2%), and home care (discharge planning) nursing (24.4%). The presence of psychiatric co-morbidities and social needs were associated with increased length of stay. In addition, psychiatric co-morbidities were associated with increased charges for pharmacy and laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-392
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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