Psychotic inpatients' social class and their first admission to state or private psychiatric Baltimore hospitals

Carles Muntaner, P. Wolyniec, J. McGrath, A. E. Pulver

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Social class differences were investigated among patients admitted to public and private psychiatric hospitals. Participants included first admission White psychotic men admitted to Baltimore metropolitan area hospitals between 1983 and 1989. After adjusting for age and diagnosis, patients with low levels of skills/credentials were found to be more likely than patients with higher levels to be admitted to state psychiatric hospitals. These findings underscore the persistence of social class as a determinant of differences in the use of psychiatric care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-289
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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