Inpatient or day clinic treatment? Results of a multi-site-study

Almut Zeeck, Jörn Von Wietersheim, Armin Hartmann, Sanna Einsele, Heinz Weiss, Isa Sammet, Ekkehard Gaus, Eckart Semm, Dirk Harms, Andrea Eisenberg, Roland Rahm & Joachim Küchenhoff
Objective: This naturalistic study aimed to identify criteria which are of relevance for making a decision as to whether inpatient or day hospital treatment is indicated. Methods: In 567 patients who were consecutively admitted to 10 departments of psychosomatic medicine (day hospital or inpatient setting) in Germany, symptom severity at admission and discharge was measured (Symptom-Check-List-90-R, Global Assessment of Functioning). Before admission, clinicians rated aspects that might be important for differential indication (Rating Scale of...