Changing demand for mental health services in the emergency department of a public hospital.

@article{Kalucy2005ChangingDF,
  title={Changing demand for mental health services in the emergency department of a public hospital.},
  author={Ross S Kalucy and Lyndall J. Thomas and D. Zoe King},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 1-2},
  pages={
          74-80
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Deinstitutionalization and mainstreaming may have contributed to increased attendance in public emergency departments by people with mental health problems. This study describes changing patterns of attendances by patients with mental health problems to the emergency department (ED) of a public teaching hospital in Adelaide, South Australia. METHOD Records from a 10-year period from the ED were examined to identify changes in the number of, and diagnoses for, patients attending for… CONTINUE READING

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