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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 10 Room: Salon B
Presenting: Cynthia Fontanella
All Authors for this paper: Cynthia Fontanella; Suzanne McMurphy
Presentation Type: paper presentation
Synopsis: Discharge planning and linkage to appropriate aftercare services are crucial to successful outcomes following inpatient care. Ideally, decisions about level of care should be based solely on clinical need, yet it is widely known that non-clinical factors such as the availability of services play a disproportionate role in decision-making. Using merged data from medical records and the Area Resource File, this study explores the relative influence of non-clinical factors on aftercare decision-making for 508 hospitalized Maryland adolescents. The results suggest that non-clinical factors (e.g., race/ethnicity, custody status, availability of services, and hospital provider) were significantly associated with aftercare decisions. Implications for clinical practice are discussed.
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006
Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Presentation Time: 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM