Factors related to admission of psychiatric patients to medical wards from the general hospital emergency department: a 3-year study of urgent psychiatric consultations.

@article{Biancosino2009FactorsRT,
  title={Factors related to admission of psychiatric patients to medical wards from the general hospital emergency department: a 3-year study of urgent psychiatric consultations.},
  author={Bruno Biancosino and Adello Vanni and Luciana Marmai and Spyridon Zotos and Luana Peron and Claudio Marangoni and Vanessa Magri and Luigi Grassi},
  journal={International journal of psychiatry in medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={133-46}
}
OBJECTIVE Emergency Rooms (ER) of Emergency Departments (ED) in General Hospitals (GH) have a role in providing for psychiatric evaluation. The aims of the present study were to examine the decision-making process of consultation psychiatry at the GH-ER and to analyze the differences between psychiatric patients admitted to a medical ward with those admitted to the psychiatry unit and those who are discharged from the ER. METHOD Over a period of 3 years, psychiatric consultations requested by… CONTINUE READING