Client and treatment variables related to voluntary and involuntary hospitalization and number of hospital days

Norma Lorraine Medway (1995)

This study identifies demographic, diagnostic, and treatment variables (n = 22) related to inpatient admission for 150 former inpatients. Three dependent variables were used: (1) total number of involuntary admissions; (2) total number of voluntary admissions; and (3) total number of hospital days. Only moderate to nonsignificant correlations were found among the dependent variables indicating their independence. Multiple regression analyses found that day treatment and residential placement were most related to high inpatient admissions, but these relationships were only modest. Demographics and treatment variables had few and small significant relationships to the dependent variables.