Gender-based Policies to Reduce Hospitalization in Schizophrenia

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V Maio, School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.


Frequent hospitalizations in patients with schizophrenia remain a significant problem in terms of cost and patient experience for behavioral health organizations. The purpose of this project was to identify factors associated with hospitalization in schizophrenia for men and for women and to recommend gender-specific policies to reduce hospitalization. Data from an online survey of schizophrenia patients were analyzed to compare cohorts defined by gender and by hospitalization in the last six months. Patient attributes qualitatively selected as potential predictors of hospitalizations (hospitalization factors) and as relevant to policy or program implementation (policy factors) were compared between cohorts using chi square tests at significance p

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