The European Journal of Psychiatry
versión impresa ISSN 0213-6163
EUBA, R.. Negative behaviours as the reason for referral to a liaison old age psychiatrist. Eur. J. Psychiat. [online]. 2005, vol.19, n.3, pp.155-158. ISSN 0213-6163.
The analysis of 130 consecutive referrals to a liaison old age psychiatrist in two different London hospitals revealed that nearly half of these requests mentioned negative behaviours as the reason for referral. The common factor between these behaviours was that they made the delivery of the treatment or discharge plan very difficult. This type of referral was more common for patients who had stayed in hospital for longer at the time of the request.
Palabras clave : Old Age; Liaison; Negative behaviour.