Determinants of Pediatric Psychiatry Length of Stay in 2 Urban Emergency Departments.

  title={Determinants of Pediatric Psychiatry Length of Stay in 2 Urban Emergency Departments.},
  author={Bharath Chakravarthy and Allen Y. Yang and Uzor C. Ogbu and Carole H Kim and Anum Iqbal and Joanna Haight and Craig B Anderson and Giancarlo DiMassa and Tim Bruckner and Rishi Bhargava and Merrit Schreiber and Shahram Lotfipour},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  volume={33 9},
OBJECTIVES Pediatric mental illness poses a significant burden with an overall prevalence of approximately 10%. Increasingly, children with mental disorders seek care in the emergency department (ED). However, the ED is not an ideal setting. Pediatric mental health patients receive limited treatment and experience significantly longer length of stay (LOS) than other patients seen in the ED. This study examines patient and hospital factors associated with LOS and prolonged LOS (PLOS). METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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