BMC Psychiatry 2021 May 11;21(1):245. Epub 2021 May 11.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, 12 Executive Park Drive NE, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta VA Medical Center, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA, USA.
Background: Understanding the long-term inpatient service cost and utilization of psychiatric patients may provide insight into service demand for these patients and guide the design of targeted mental health programs. This study assesses 3-year hospitalization patterns and quantifies service utilization intensity of psychiatric patients in Beijing, China.
Methods: We identified patients admitted for one of three major psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar and depressive disorders) between January 1 and December 31, 2013 in Beijing, China. Read More