Risk factors for psychiatric readmission may include ethnic groups, socioeconomic status, the timing of examinations, and diagnostic classification. This study aims to ascertain how much a patient’s socioeconomic situation influences their likelihood of being readmitted for mental health treatment.
25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental health problem, and 60% of those disorders are categorized as moderate to severe (Morris, Ghose, Williams, Brown., & Khan, 2018). It is anticipated that by 2020, psychiatric illnesses will rank as the second-leading cause of disability globally. Based on this figure, healthcare infrastructure reduced the amount of long- and short-term psychiatry services that were provided due to a rise in the number of patients needing medical attention (Morris et al., 2018). Reductions in inpatient stay duration led to a rise in readmissions. For instance, between September 2015 and August 2016, it was discovered that 12% of all patients in psychiatry were readmitted. (2017) Morris et al. Statistics also show that 15% of Medicare recipients discharged from hospitals in 2011 were readmitted within 30 days (Lorine et al., 2015).
Previous research has focused on risk variables related to psychiatric readmission. However, these factors vary regarding ethnic classifications, social standing, the timing of examinations, and even the kind of diagnostics. Some of the characteristics shared by these variations included a schizophrenia diagnosis, more severe symptoms, self-care impairment, use of restraints while hospitalized, prior hospitalizations, alcohol intoxication, and the potential to endanger others at the time of initial admission (Lorine et al., 2015). Readmission of patients affects the quality of life for psychiatric patients. Therefore, investigating readmission-related factors may improve management efforts. In order to ascertain how much patients’ socioeconomic circumstances affect their risk of being readmitted as people with mental health conditions, this study will examine this question.
How much does a patient’s socioeconomic status influence whether they are readmitted for mental health treatment?
The study presents quantitative research since it will focus on precise measurements and conduct a numerical analysis of the data collected, which will ultimately be generalized across various patient groups.