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Hospital admission is the process of being admitted into hospital. See psychiatric hospital admission for admission into psychiatric hospitals

People with poor mental health, alongside their physical disorder, on admission to a general hospital, have longer hospital stays than control subjects. In a study of 321 respondents who completed the Mini-mental state examination, the Zung Depression Inventory, SCL-90 and the Karnofsky Performance Status Scale showed a significant correlation between psychological comorbidity and length of stay [1]

Effects of hospital admission on children[edit | edit source]

Effects of hospital admission on the elderly[edit | edit source]

Effects of admission onto particular kinds of wards[edit | edit source]

eg Burns units, cancer wards

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  1. Saravay, S.M. Steinberg, M.D. Weinschel, B. Pollack S. and Alovis, N.(1991).Psychological comorbidity and length of stay in the general hospital. Am J Psychiatry; 148:324-329
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