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

    Authors

    Woolston JL, Riddle MA 

    Source

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

    Abstract

    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.

    Mesh

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

    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)

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

    PubMed ID

    2273019

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