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Mental disturbances and perceived complexity of nursing care in medical inpatients: results from a European study.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of advanced nursing
Publication Date
Volume
36
Issue
3
Pages
355–363
Identifiers
PMID: 11686750
Source
Medline

Abstract

The study shows a potential use of screeners for mental disturbances to detect patients for whom nurses might need additional help. However, mental disturbance is not the sole criterion: functional status and other variables that predict medical and nursing care utilization should be included in a screening strategy for case-management programmes.

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