Year: 1970 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.126, no.9, (March 1970), p.1267-1274 SIEC No: 19841731

A sample of 176 patients admitted to a day & night hospital was studied in an attempt to identify factors predictive of complete utilization of a partial hospitalization program & to relate these specifically to the way in which such programs are now used & might be planned for the future. The clinical state of the patient was found to be more useful predictor than other criteria commonly used. The authors conclude that separate programs are required for acute & chronic patients.