‘Short Research Article: Opening a new CAMHS day hospital – does it affect inpatient admissions and does it help at all?’
Paper from the CAMH journal
Day hospitals in child and adolescent mental health services are held to be helpful entities in the psychiatric care of young people. However, limited research has been done to look into how day hospitals and similar settings affect referrals, inpatient stays and in which cohort of patients do they show the most impact. This study’s primary aims were to examine the impact of a new Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) day hospital on referrals and admissions to the associated CAMHS in-patient unit. A secondary aim of this study was to examine the demographics and clinical outcomes of the young people attending the day hospital.
Authors: Sannie John, Dermot Cohen
First published: 25 October 2023
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