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Table 3 Patient factors possibly influencing referrals to CLP

From: Why are hospital doctors not referring to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry? – a systemic review

Patient factors
Increase CLP referral 1. Past psychiatric history [58]
2. Young age [37, 59, 60]
3. Urban setting [59]
4. Functional psychosis [37]
Decrease CLP referral 1. Organic psychosis [37]
2. Previous psychiatric contact at same hospital [37]
Unclear influence 1. Personality disorder (earlier referral) [62]
2. Depression (delayed referral) [62]
3. Race and socio-economic status [63, 64]
4. Stigma [65]