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A profile of adolescents admitted to a private inpatient unit and mental health outcomes

Claire Hayes, Magenta Simmons, Victoria J Palmer, Bridget Hamilton, Christine Simons, Malcolm Hopwood



OBJECTIVE: To characterise adolescents admitted to a voluntary adolescent inpatient unit and investigate treatment outcomes. METHOD: A retrospective cohort design was employed. Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA) pre- and post-admission scores were collected, measuring global functioning. Demographic variables such as age, gender, primary diagnosis, comorbidity and length of stay (LOS) were analysed. Data were collected from May 2017 to April 2018. All adolescents admitted to the inpatient unit were included. RESULTS: The majority of adolescents (n = 72; HoNOSCA data available on n = 57) were 16 years of age (26%), female (82%) and with a primary diagno..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This research was partially funded by Ramsay Healthcare. However, the funders had no role in the design of the study, data collection and analysis. Furthermore, funders were not involved in the decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.