Thread: Stay length
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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Re: Stay lenght

There are no general guidelines to determine how long a hospital stay will last. The criteria they look at is 1) Is the person stable 2) Do they pose a risk for themselves or others 3) Is there available support in the community.

If there has been an introduction of a new med they may be waiting to see it true effect as some of them take a while to really kick in and there also may be behaviors that are appearing during the stay that are causing some concern.

I have done a couple of long hospital stays and dealing with the staff and other patients at points seem to be a lot harder then dealing with the illness it self, mind you the illness could be the reason why relationships are difficult.

Unfortunately in this country a lot of hospital stays come down to bed availability and if someone appears to need the bed more then someone else then there discharge tends to be moved up

sorry I could not help more

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