Published: 29 November 2019
Author(s): P.E. Beeler, M. Cheetham, U. Held, E. Battegay

Little is known about the impact of depression across a broad range of multimorbid patients hospitalized for reasons other than depression. The objective of the study was to investigate in a large sample of multimorbid inpatients whether ancillary depression is associated with increased length of stay (LOS) and readmissions, two important clinical outcomes with implications for healthcare utilization and costs.

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