Some factors relating to satisfactory post-discharge community maintenance of chronic psychotic patients

Can J Psychiatry. 1990 Feb;35(1):71-3. doi: 10.1177/070674379003500111.


The length of time a group of 70 psychiatric patients could be maintained in the community following discharge from a provincial hospital was found to be significantly related to post-discharge compliance with medication and to the level of discharge planning (well planned versus unplanned, or patient prematurely self-discharged against medical advice). Various demographic and clinical variables were unrelated to the length of post-discharge survival in the community.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Affective Disorders, Psychotic / psychology
  • Affective Disorders, Psychotic / rehabilitation*
  • Alcoholism / rehabilitation
  • Chronic Disease
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Community Mental Health Services*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ontario
  • Patient Compliance
  • Patient Discharge*
  • Schizophrenia / rehabilitation*
  • Schizophrenic Psychology*
  • Social Adjustment*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / rehabilitation