O-10: Clinical Measures and Resource Utilization among Psychiatric Inpatients with Personality Disorders in Ontario, Canada
Ms. Jerrica Little
John P. Hirdes,
ohanna de Almeida Mello,
University of Waterloo
School of Public Health and Health Systems
Topic: Inpatient psychiatry
Individuals with a personality disorder (PD) often experience severe impairment and as a result, providing them with adequate care can be challenging. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of PDs in psychiatric inpatient units across Ontario, Canada and compare their sociodemographic factors, outcome measures, and resource utilization with those of the general inpatient psychiatric population. The sample consisted of adults admitted to designated mental health hospital beds that were assessed with the interRAI Mental Health (RAI-MH) assessment instrument between October 2005 and March 2016 (N = 67,262). Approximately 11% of the total sample (n=7444) had a PD diagnosis. Results showed that persons with PD are a heterogeneous group with comorbid mental health conditions, higher clinical scores on depression and harm-to-self, and considerable resource utilization. Increasing recognition of this population may lead to improvements in care, adjusted care planning and more efficient resource allocation.