A Study of Navy and Marine Corps Personnel Admitted to the Psychiatric Sick List
NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA
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In a study of psychiatric decisions in Navy psychiatry, a large-scale prognostic research project was initiated on Navy and Marine Corps enlisted men admitted to Navy psychiatric facilities during 1967-68. The three major objectives of the study were to examine the decisions concerning disposition of Navy and Marine psychiatric patients and to develop guidelines for such decisions to determine post-hospital outcomes for men returned to duty after psychiatric hospitalization and to identify patient characteristics predictive of post-hospital success and to develop prognostic equations and actuarial tables in order to maximize post-hospital success rates. In general, items reflecting standard demographic information and background information provided a sound basis from which prognostic scales could be derived.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations