Emergency department visits and use of outpatient physician services by adults with developmental disability and psychiatric disorder.

@article{Lunsky2012EmergencyDV,
  title={Emergency department visits and use of outpatient physician services by adults with developmental disability and psychiatric disorder.},
  author={Yona Lunsky and Elizabeth Lin and Robert Stephen Balogh and Julie Klein-Geltink and Andrew S. Wilton and Paul A. Kurdyak},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 10},
  pages={
          601-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the emergency department (ED), primary, and psychiatric care visit rates associated with the presence and absence of a developmental disability (DD) and a mental illness. METHOD This is a population-based study comparing Ontario adults, with and without DDs and mental illnesses, in terms of rates of primary, psychiatric, and ED care, from April 2007 to March 2009. RESULTS In Ontario, 45% of adults with a DD received a psychiatric diagnosis during a 2-year period, and 26… CONTINUE READING

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