Year: 1997 Source: Community Mental Health Journal, v.33, no.1, (February 1997), p.13-24 SIEC No: 19971338

The study reviewed the extent of psychiatric rehospitalization following the closure of large numbers of institutional psychiatric beds. The initial sample consisted of 128 inpatients. At 6 months after discharge, 38% of the patients had been readmitted to an institution. Despite the provision of an integrated hospital & community health service, dissatisfaction with finances independently exerted an influence on the risk of readmission. Implications for research & treatment planning are given.