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Inpatient versus outpatient care, partial hospitalisation and wait-list for people with eating disorders

  1. Phillipa J Hay1,2,*,
  2. Angélica M Claudino3,
  3. Caroline A Smith4,
  4. Stephen Touyz5,
  5. Sanja Lujic6,
  6. Sloane Madden7

Editorial Group: Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group

Published Online: 5 DEC 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 18 AUG 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010827


How to Cite

Hay PJ, Claudino AM, Smith CA, Touyz S, Lujic S, Madden S. Inpatient versus outpatient care, partial hospitalisation and wait-list for people with eating disorders (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010827. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010827.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Western Sydney, School of Medicine, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia

  2. 2

    James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, Section of Eating Disorders, London, UK

  4. 4

    University of Western Sydney, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  5. 5

    University of Sydney, School of Psychology and Boden Institute School of Medicine, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  6. 6

    University of Western Sydney, School of Medicine, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  7. 7

    University of Sydney, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

*Phillipa J Hay, p.hay@uws.edu.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 5 DEC 2013

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Table 1. Comparative components of treatments across different settings

InpatientPartial or day hospitalOutpatient

Anorexia nervosaMultidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic (re-feeding) and psychological care1Multidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic (re-feeding) and psychological careMultidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic (re-feeding) and psychological care or psychological care incorporating re-feeding and other elements delivered variably

Bulimia nervosaMultidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological careMultidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological careMay be multidisciplinary but is most usually individual psychotherapy with limited medical care of complications from purging

Binge eating disorderMultidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological careMultidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological careMay be multidisciplinary but is most usually individual psychotherapy with dietetic care for those with obesity

Other eating disordersMultidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological careMultidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological careMultidisciplinary medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological care or psychological care and other elements delivered variably

 1 Psychological care refers to individual, group and family psychotherapy. This may be delivered by psychologists, psychiatrists or people from other disciplines such as social work who have specific training in psychological therapies.