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    The role of advanced technology in inpatient child psychiatry: leading edge or useful aid?


    Woolston JL, Riddle MA 


    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1990 Nov; 29(6) :905-8.


    New technology has played a catalytic role in advancing understanding of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment in virtually all fields of medicine. Child psychiatry, a relatively new medical specialty, has begun to employ such advanced technology in diagnosis and treatment monitoring. This current study demonstrates that, in an inpatient child psychiatric setting, such advanced technology has a positive diagnostic yield of 5% for new medical diagnoses and a cost of about 0.5% of the hospital bed cost. Other tests, such as psychotropic blood level monitoring and psychometric evaluation of cognitive functioning, have a much higher yield.


    Affective Symptoms
    Child Behavior Disorders
    Child, Preschool
    Chromosome Aberrations
    Chromosome Disorders
    Costs and Cost Analysis
    Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
    Medical Laboratory Science



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    Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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