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Article: Electroconvulsive therapy in Hong Kong: Rates of use, indications, and outcome

TitleElectroconvulsive therapy in Hong Kong: Rates of use, indications, and outcome
Authors
KeywordsAsia
Electroconvulsive therapy
Practice variation
Utilization
Issue Date2003
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ectjournal.com
Citation
Journal Of Ect, 2003, v. 19 n. 2, p. 98-102 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction: There has been a concern about indiscriminate use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Asian countries. This study examined the rates of ECT use and the characteristics and outcomes of patients treated with ECT in Hong Kong. Method: A central database of ECT treatments was used to calculate annual rates of ECT use from 1997 to 2002. We surveyed prospectively patients received ECT over 12 months by a standardized questionnaire. Results: The ECT utilization rates varied from 0.27 to 0.34 patients treated per 10,000 population and 1.34 to 1.88 patients treated per 100 inpatients discharged. There were differences in the pattern of ECT use among Hong Kong, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Only 15% of ECT recipients were 65 years old or older and 23% had schizophrenia as primary diagnosis for ECT. Ninety-five percent of patients who received ECT improved with the treatment as assessed by clinicians. No severe complications and deaths occurred, and 6% stopped ECT due to undesirable results. Conclusion: The rate of ECT use in Hong Kong continues to be below that in the United States and the United Kingdom. Access to ECT is most limited to the elderly and private patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81608
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.833
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.784
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dc.contributor.authorChung, KFen_HK
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dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:19:50Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Ect, 2003, v. 19 n. 2, p. 98-102en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1095-0680en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81608-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: There has been a concern about indiscriminate use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Asian countries. This study examined the rates of ECT use and the characteristics and outcomes of patients treated with ECT in Hong Kong. Method: A central database of ECT treatments was used to calculate annual rates of ECT use from 1997 to 2002. We surveyed prospectively patients received ECT over 12 months by a standardized questionnaire. Results: The ECT utilization rates varied from 0.27 to 0.34 patients treated per 10,000 population and 1.34 to 1.88 patients treated per 100 inpatients discharged. There were differences in the pattern of ECT use among Hong Kong, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Only 15% of ECT recipients were 65 years old or older and 23% had schizophrenia as primary diagnosis for ECT. Ninety-five percent of patients who received ECT improved with the treatment as assessed by clinicians. No severe complications and deaths occurred, and 6% stopped ECT due to undesirable results. Conclusion: The rate of ECT use in Hong Kong continues to be below that in the United States and the United Kingdom. Access to ECT is most limited to the elderly and private patients.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ectjournal.comen_HK
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dc.rightsThe Journal of Electroconvulsive Therapy. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_HK
dc.subjectAsiaen_HK
dc.subjectElectroconvulsive therapyen_HK
dc.subjectPractice variationen_HK
dc.subjectUtilizationen_HK
dc.titleElectroconvulsive therapy in Hong Kong: Rates of use, indications, and outcomeen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChung, KF: kfchung@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1097/00124509-200306000-00008en_HK
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