Evaluating risk factors for violence at the inpatient unit level

Combining young adult patients and those with mental retardation

James P. LePage, Melanie McGhee, Ahmed Aboraya, James Murphy, Linda VanHorn, Scott Pollard, Patricia Dean

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Abstract

The current study demonstrates the use of patient case mix to evaluate the probability of aggression occurring on an inpatient psychiatric unit. The impact of combining young adult psychiatric patients with patients classified with mental retardation on the overall negative events and injuries on an inpatient psychiatric unit was evaluated. Results suggest when the combined number of young adults and patients classified with mental retardation exceeds 10 the unit is at high risk for aggressive behavior occurring. Recommendations for evaluating violence at a unit level using case mix are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005

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Violence
Intellectual Disability
Inpatients
Young Adult
Psychiatry
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Risk-Taking
Aggression
Wounds and Injuries

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Evaluating risk factors for violence at the inpatient unit level : Combining young adult patients and those with mental retardation. / LePage, James P.; McGhee, Melanie; Aboraya, Ahmed; Murphy, James; VanHorn, Linda; Pollard, Scott; Dean, Patricia.

In: Applied Nursing Research, Vol. 18, No. 2, 05.2005, p. 117-121.

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LePage, James P. ; McGhee, Melanie ; Aboraya, Ahmed ; Murphy, James ; VanHorn, Linda ; Pollard, Scott ; Dean, Patricia. / Evaluating risk factors for violence at the inpatient unit level : Combining young adult patients and those with mental retardation. In: Applied Nursing Research. 2005 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 117-121.
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