Hospitalization in the First Year of Treatment for Schizophrenia
Whitehorn, David, Richard, Julie C., Kopala, Lili C., Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Objective: To determine the rates of hospitalization during the first year of treatment for schizophrenia, using an epidemiologic sample.
Method: We examined inpatient and outpatient administrative databases in the province of Nova Scotia for cases of schizophrenia (ICD-9 code 295 or 298) newly diagnosed during the years 1995 to 1998. We noted the diagnosis site (that is, inpatient or outpatient) and hospitalizations in the year following diagnosis. We also established links to the clinical database maintained by the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP).
Results: Over the 4-year period, we identified 434 unique cases from an at-risk population of 320 000 (yielding a …
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Publication information: Article title: Hospitalization in the First Year of Treatment for Schizophrenia. Contributors: Whitehorn, David - Author, Richard, Julie C. - Author, Kopala, Lili C. - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Volume: 49. Issue: 9 Publication date: September 2004. Page number: 635+. © Canadian Psychiatric Association Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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