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Psychiatric readmission

Edited by Luis Salvador Carulla

In recognition of this continued challenge BMC Psychiatry has launched this collection of systematic reviews which examine different aspects of psychiatric readmission.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by Guest Editor Luis Salvador Carulla, who declares no competing interests.


  1. High levels of hospital readmission (rehospitalisation rates) is widely used as indicator of a poor quality of care. This is sometimes also referred to as recidivism or heavy utilization. Previous studies have...

    Authors: R. Sfetcu, S. Musat, P. Haaramo, M. Ciutan, G. Scintee, C. Vladescu, K. Wahlbeck and H. Katschnig
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:227
  2. Comorbidity between mental and physical disorder conditions is the rule rather than the exception. It is estimated that 25% of adult population have mental health condition and 68% of them suffer from comorbid...

    Authors: Lilijana Šprah, Mojca Zvezdana Dernovšek, Kristian Wahlbeck and Peija Haaramo
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:2
  3. Readmission rate is considered an indicator of the mental health care quality. Previous studies have examined a number of factors that are likely to influence readmission. The main objective of this systematic...

    Authors: V. Donisi, F. Tedeschi, K. Wahlbeck, P. Haaramo and F. Amaddeo
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:449
  4. Psychiatric services have undergone profound changes over the last decades. CEPHOS-LINK is an EU-funded study project with the aim to compare readmission of patients discharged with psychiatric diagnoses using...

    Authors: Christoph Urach, Günther Zauner, Kristian Wahlbeck, Peija Haaramo and Niki Popper
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:413
  5. Psychiatric readmissions have been studied at length. However, knowledge about how environmental and health system characteristics affect readmission rates is scarce. This paper systemically reviews and discus...

    Authors: Jorid Kalseth, Eva Lassemo, Kristian Wahlbeck, Peija Haaramo and Jon Magnussen
    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:376