Patients in Mental Institutions, Part 2

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964 - Mental illness
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Page IR-4 - ... states have State mental hospitals; but in addition, some States have county mental hospitals. In these States, the county hospitals may care for specialized groups of patients who, in States without these facilities, may receive comparable care in the State hospitals. Since some of the county hospitals serve the same function as State mental hospitals and others are similar to chronic wards in State mental hospitals, the data for these two types of hospital have been combined in this report....
Page IR-5 - The number of persons in the community who, under examination, would be diagnosed as mentally retarded, is unknown. Furthermore, there are many factors other than the person's mental condition which determine whether or not care will be sought for him, such as (a) availability of family and willingness to keep the person at home, and (b) community attitudes toward the person's behavior. In...
Page IR-5 - ... services in general hospitals) which are medical facilities accepting patients for screening and/or treatment of psychiatric disorders, b. Transfers In. Include patients who are moved between hospitals within a single State system with no break in custody. Patients may be transferred from one hospital to another in the same State system even though on leave or escape. The State system is defined to include State and county mental hospitals and public institutions for the mentally retarded within...
Page IR-4 - ... family care. The patient is placed in the community with a private family other than his own, under the supervision of the hos pital.
Page IR-5 - ... while on extramural care. c. Transfers Out. Include patients who are moved between hospitals within a single State system with no break in custody. Age of Patients Age of first admissions is reported as of the last birthday prior to admission. Age of resident patients is taken as of the last birthday prior to the end of the reporting year. Diagnostic Classification The diagnostic classification can be found in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual- -Mental Disorders, American Psychiatric Association,...
Page IR-6 - ... hospitals (short terms, intensive treatment, teaching, and research hospitals). B. PATIENT MOVEMENT CATEGORIES A movement population table is a bookkeeping account of the flow of patients into and out of a mental hospital during the year. 1. Resident patients at the beginning and end of the year: Includes all patients physically present in the hospital, plus those patients who are permitted to leave the hospital on a temporary absence with the understanding that they are to be returned within...
Page IR-6 - In order to undertake the task of solving, in a constructive and cooperative manner, the complex problems involved in gathering uniform, comparable, and meaningful statistics on the mentally ill, a group of State mental hospital authorities, with the aid and counsel of the National Institute of Mental Health, have joined together in the Model Reporting Area for Mental Hospital Statistics. The expressed objectives of this organization are: 1. The development of a strong central statistical bureau...
Page IR-6 - State mental hospital system. 2. Development and use of standardized definitions of the various categories of mental hospital patients. 3. Production of a standard set of basic tabulations which every State hospital system should have. 4.
Page IR-4 - I oc hospital serves the residents of a State. Operating funds come largely from the District of Columbia Government. b. Wayne County General Hospital and Infirmary, Eloise, Michigan — The large psychiatric unit of this hospital is classified as a State mental hospital since it serves the residents of Wayne County in this capacity. c. The DeJarnette State Sanitarium, Staunton, Virginia — Although...
Page IR-5 - Admissions include patients admitted to the hospital with prior admission to other inpatient psychiatric facilities - state psychiatric facilities in other states, Veterans Administration hospitals, private mental hospitals, private institutions for the mentally retarded, and any other inpatient psychiatric faciliites (including psychiatric services in gene rai ho s pi tais) which are medical facilities accepting patients for screening and/or treatment of psychiatric disorders.

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