HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
The following articles and tests are designed to provide psychiatrists with continuing medical education opportunities. Category 1 credits can be earned by reading the material and successfully answering the quiz at the end of this issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages at the back of the issue.
To assist you in studying the material, the Pre-Test below indicates so me of the areas to be covered, and will enable you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further.
1 . Early psychiatric units In general hospitals resembled mental hospitals for all except one of the following reasons:
A. Long length of stay.
B. Favorable staffing ratio.
C. Large numbers of beds.
D. Topographic segregation.
2. Effective functioning of a medico/psychiatric unit requires all except one of the following:
A. Proximity to an intensive care unit.
B. Workable linkage with other systems.
C. Adequate medical diagnostic skills o1 the psychiatrist.
D. Respect and trust by non-psychiatric colleagues.
3. Shortage of medico/psychiatric resources relates to all except one of the following:
A. Limited training experience of psychiatrist.
B. Professional ambivalence toward this area.
C. Poor cross-utilization of services.
D. Staff morale.
The practice of psychiatry ingenerai hospitals is continuing to expand for several major reasons, including the increasing number of patients with medico/psychiatric problems. These patients may be the primary responsibility of the psychiatrist or the psychiatrist may serve as a consultant to another physician. Another reason is the emphasis on costeffectiveness which is a concern of the consumer as well as the physician. This issue focuses on the key issues relevant to hospitalization that confront the majority of psychiatrists in this country.