How people in the United States
who work in the mental health
field describe inpatient
care for the chronically mentally ill
This is because most seriously ill patients stay in the hospital for less than a month, and return within 6 months for more treatment because of behavior problems
, a recurrance of symptoms
, medication noncompliance
or all of the above.
Rapid readmission is so common nationwide that the revolving door
phenomenon is considered a fact of life.
Another good reason not to pick up hitchhikers in the United States.