The impact of psychiatric genetic counselling on the frequency and duration of psychiatric hospitalizations: A PopDataBC Study
A) Is psychiatric genetic counseling associated with a reduction in the number of hospitalization for mental-health related conditions?
B) We will test the following hypotheses:
1) Compared to the year prior to a genetic counseling appointment, the: a) frequency and b) duration of mental health-related hospital visits is reduced in the year following receipt of psychiatric genetic counseling.
2) In the same time frame (Jan 2005 Aug 2017) people with a psychiatric disorder who have received genetic counseling will have a reduced number of hospital admissions compared to those who have a psychiatric disorder and have not received genetic counseling.