Anxiety and depression are unrecognised in emergency patients admitted to the observation care unit.


OBJECTIVE To assess the sensitivity and specificity of emergency physicians in detecting anxiety and depression in patients requiring admission to the emergency department (ED) observation care unit for complementary investigations/treatment. METHODS 339 consecutive patients admitted to the emergency observation care unit of 14 EDs were interviewed with… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/emj.2009.089961