Year: 1992 Source: Health Reports, v.4, no.1, (1992), p.53-65 SIEC No: 19930570

This study focuses on recent changes in hospital use by seniors who have been treated as inpatients in general and psychiatric hospitals for less than one year with functional psychoses and clinical disorders. Age-specific separation rates for the age groups 75-84 and over 85 increased during 1980-89. Adverse reations to prescription drugs resulting in psychiatric symptoms may also be a factor in the increasing hospitalization rates.