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Hospital Length of Stay and Readmission for Individuals Diagnosed With Schizophrenia: Are They Related?

April 17, 2008

According to a new analysis from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), 38% of patients discharged with a diagnosis of schizophrenia from a general hospital in Canada had unplanned readmissions (through emergency departments) for a mental illness within one year of their discharge. The analysis also found that 12% of schizophrenia patients (or one in eight patients) were readmitted to hospital within 30 days of their initial discharge, in the years 2003 to 2005.

This document was published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. View the full report here.

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