A combined medical-psychiatric unit for the management of complex cases

Prada, P.; Aspinall, V.; Alberque, C.; Andreoli, A.

Revue Medicale Suisse 5(190): 366-369

2009


ISSN/ISBN: 1660-9379
PMID: 19264063
Document Number: 10471
The management of patients with coexisting medical and psychiatric disorders constitutes a serious challenge for the hospital team in charge of their care. Medical teams working in traditional hospital settings often find themselves ill-equipped when faced with the complex care needs of such patients. This article describes a unit at the University Hospital of Geneva specifically designed to manage the care of patients with combined medical and psychiatric disorders. It discusses the comprehensive management of such patients using clinical vignettes.

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A combined medical-psychiatric unit for the management of complex cases