International research consortium studying MPUs in the US, Japan and Netherlands
Medical Psychiatry Units (MPUs) have been established worldwide since the 1980’s. Their aim is to care for patients that are too psychiatrically ill for treatment on traditional medical wards, and too medically ill for treatment on a psychiatric ward. These units are situated in general hospitals and are equipped and staffed to treat the most complex patients with concurrent medical and psychiatric disorders.
About the MPU study group
The MPU study group is a group of international researchers that study the organization of MPU’s and the impact of these units on quality, costs and effects . This website is meant to give an overview of our projects, recent publications and the latest news on these units. Please feel free to take a look and contact us!
Measuring outcomes on an MPU
Measuring Outcomes on a Medical Pscyhiatric Unit: Honos, Cansas and costsread more
Evaluation of opening a type III/IV Medical-Psychiatric Unit
This is a nonequivalent control group design, also called an institutional cycle design, comparing a group of patients fitting MPU-admission criteria prior to opening of the MPU (pre-MPU group) with patients treated on the MPU when it was actually opened (actual MPU-group).read more
MPUs in the US (if you work on an US unit please complete the survey via the link below!)
Study in progressread more
MPU's in the Netherlands
Five different locationsread more
Psychiatric care in hospitals is given an important quality impulse
Six points of attention at the new Generic module Hospital Psychiatryread more
Who we are
Marsha Wittink MD MBE
Associate Professor Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine URMCread more
Roger Kathol MD, C.P.E.
Physical and Behavioral Health Care and Value-Based Integrated Case Management Consultant for Patients with Health Complexityread more