Journal article

Factors related to length of stay, referral on discharge and hospital readmission for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa

Ang Li, Michelle Cunich, Jane Miskovic-Wheatley, Danielle Maloney, Sloane Madden, Andrew Wallis, Sarah Maguire

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study examined factors related to hospital length of stay (LOS), reported referral on discharge, and hospital readmission, for children and adolescents (C&A) admitted to public hospitals for anorexia nervosa (AN), in a large health jurisdiction in Australia. METHOD: Sociodemographic, illness, treatment, and hospital factors associated with LOS, reported referral to post-hospital treatment, and readmission within 28 days were analyzed for C&A with AN admitted to all New South Wales public hospitals in 2017, using median, multinomial logit and logit models. The sample comprised 289 admissions by 200 C&A aged 9-18 years with a primary or secondary diagnosis of AN. RESULTS: AN as..

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