Project Details

The impact of early medication administration on length of hospital stay

Name:
Rowena Carter
Project Type :
Research
Committee Approval Decision Date :
23-Nov-2018
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Lay Summary :
With psychiatric bed pressures increasing, patients are experiencing longer waits in A&E and on acute medical wards before they can be transferred to mental health inpatient units; as a result liaison services are having to become more proactive with their approach towards treatment. We intend to assess if starting medication early (within the first 24hours of a patient presenting) has an impact on duration of stay in psychiatric ward.
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