Statistical Evaluation of 621 Patients Treated in the Crisis Intervention Center of the Free University at the Klinikum Steglitz (Steglitz Medical Center) Berlin
In October 1976, a psychiatric crisis intervention center was set up in the Steglitz Medical Center, Berlin. Over a 2-year period, 621 patients were registered with indications for clinical psychiatric crisis intervention. Data was collected on age, gender, diagnoses, proposed treatment, & length of hospitalization. A hypothesis was tested of whether there is a correlation between the principle psychiatric symptoms & the period of bed rest. A comparison was drawn between the data of ambulant patients & the previously mentioned findings. Special attention was paid to those patients admitted after a suicide attempt with an emphasis on differences from other diagnostic groups.