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Evid Based Nurs 6:108 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.4.108
  • Treatment

Review: day hospital is as effective as inpatient care but has lower costs for patients with acute psychiatric disorders

Day hospital v inpatient care for acute psychiatric disorders*

Outcomes at 2–24 months Number of trials (n) Weighted mean difference (95% CI)
Duration of index admission (d) 3 (465) 10.9 (1.09 to 20.7)
Total number of days in hospital (d/mo) 3 (465) −0.38 (−1.32 to 0.55)

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