Emergency physician practices and requirements regarding the medical screening examination of psychiatric patients.

@article{Broderick2002EmergencyPP,
  title={Emergency physician practices and requirements regarding the medical screening examination of psychiatric patients.},
  author={Kerry B. Broderick and E Brooke Lerner and John D McCourt and Emily Fraser and Killian Salerno},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={88-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the testing requirements and practices of emergency physicians (EPs) when conducting a medical screening examination of psychiatric patients. METHODS An anonymous survey was developed and mailed to 500 EPs randomly selected through American College of Emergency Physicians membership rolls. RESULTS Two hundred ninety surveys were returned (58%). Eighty-five percent of the respondents were male, 70% practiced in a community setting and 28% in an academic setting, 58… CONTINUE READING

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