Year: 1977 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.18, no.3, (May/June 1977), p.301-307 SIEC No: 20030073

The purposes of this study were 1) to investigate both the demographic & clinical characteristics of patients who successfully complete referrals from a psychiatric emergency department to a psychiatric outpatient clinic; & 2) to determine by means of a thorough follow-up the characteristics of patients who failed to complete the referral but sought treatment elsewhere in the community. (15 refs)