Patterns of psychiatric hospitalizations among migrant workers and asylum-seekers in Israel: a single hospital archive study, 2005-2011.

Patterns of psychiatric hospitalizations among migrant workers and asylum-seekers in Israel: a single hospital archive study, 2005-2011. Nord J Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 17;:1-8 Authors: Lurie I, Barnea Y, Caspi Y, Olmer L, Baruch Y Abstract Aim: Migrants have increased risk for psychiatric hospitalizations. Over the last decades Israel has become a destination for migration of migrant workers and asylum-seekers. Methods: The current retrospective study retrieved socio-demographic, clinical and migration-related chart data for 117 migrants admitted to a major Israeli psychiatric hospital between 2005-2011, to delineate characteristics and risk-factors for psychiatric hospitalizations. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to predict re-hospitalization. Results: Of the study sample, 61% were single men, 20% had been exposed to trauma, 15% had prior psychiatric hospitalizations and 24% had attempted suicide. Approximately, 76% were involuntarily hospitalized and diagnosed with psychosis. None were diagnosed with PTSD. Approximately, 20% were re-hospitalized. Factors significantly associated with re-hospitalization were male gender (OR = 15.2, 95%, CI 1.8-126.9, p = 0.012), prior psychiatric hospitalization (OR = 15.4, 95% CI 2.1-111.9, p 
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