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Table 5 Characteristics of the 17 inpatient case types depicted in the vignettes

From: Identifying alternatives to old age psychiatry inpatient admission: an application of the balance of care approach to health and social care planning

Case type Broad diagnosis Main reason for admission Challenging behaviour Resident carer % Appropriateness score
1 Depression/anxiety Risk of deliberate self-harm Low Yes 73.8
2 Depression/anxiety Risk of deliberate self-harm Low No 95.4
3 Depression/anxiety Risk of deliberate self-harm Medium Yes 56.0
4 Depression/anxiety Risk of deliberate self-harm Medium No 78.9
6 Depression/anxiety Other risks Medium Yes 26.2
7 Depression/anxiety Other risks Medium No 54.4
9 Depression/anxiety Behaviour management related Medium Yes 48.0
10 Depression/anxiety Behaviour management related Medium No 28.3
16 Depression/anxiety Assessment/treatment/check medication Medium No 33.3
21 Organic Other risks Medium Yes 35.7
22 Organic Other risks Medium No 41.3
26 Organic Behaviour management related Medium Yes 23.8
28aa Organic Behaviour management related High Yes 28.6
28ba Organic Behaviour management related High Yes 53.8
29 Organic Assessment/treatment/check medication Medium Yes 50.0
31 Organic Assessment/treatment/check medication High Yes 11.8
40 Other Behaviour management related Medium Yes 44.4
  1. aPeople in case types 28a and 28b were admitted from home and care homes respectively