543 residents of South Verona, Italy, who contacted the mental health services in 1983 were traced and followed for 1 yr, utilizing a psychiatric case register. With single consulters and long-stay inpatients excluded, a score of service consumption (with subscores for inpatient, daypatient, and outpatient care) was calculated for each S. Seven percent of the Ss seeking care in 1 yr were high users, having received inpatient as well as day and outpatient care. Using another criterion in classifying the patterns of care, Ss were divided into long-term and non-long-term users. The 2 criteria were combined to generate 4 patterns of use of mental health services (high users and long-term users, neither high nor long-term users, high users only, long-term users only). A strong association was found between the pattern of service use and diagnosis, occupational status, and previous psychiatric contacts. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1987 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)

High and long-term users of the mental health services: A case-register study in Italy

TANSELLA, Michele;BALESTRIERI, Matteo;
1986

Abstract

543 residents of South Verona, Italy, who contacted the mental health services in 1983 were traced and followed for 1 yr, utilizing a psychiatric case register. With single consulters and long-stay inpatients excluded, a score of service consumption (with subscores for inpatient, daypatient, and outpatient care) was calculated for each S. Seven percent of the Ss seeking care in 1 yr were high users, having received inpatient as well as day and outpatient care. Using another criterion in classifying the patterns of care, Ss were divided into long-term and non-long-term users. The 2 criteria were combined to generate 4 patterns of use of mental health services (high users and long-term users, neither high nor long-term users, high users only, long-term users only). A strong association was found between the pattern of service use and diagnosis, occupational status, and previous psychiatric contacts. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1987 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)
PSYA; Psichiatria
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