Table 10Summary evidence profile for acute day hospitals in the management of bipolar disorder

Versus inpatient care
Evidence for efficacy (quality)Some evidence that day hospitals are more effective than inpatient care on mixed SMI populations (low), but inconclusive on most outcomes (low)
Evidence for harm (quality)Inconclusive (low)

From: 6, THE PROCESS OF CARE AND PROVISION OF SERVICES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BIPOLAR DISORDER – GENERAL CARE

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