Role of urine drug screening in the medical clearance of pediatric psychiatric patients: is there one?

@article{Shihabuddin2013RoleOU,
  title={Role of urine drug screening in the medical clearance of pediatric psychiatric patients: is there one?},
  author={Bashar Sami Shihabuddin and Clare M Hack and Adam Brand Sivitz},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={903-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Our primary objective was to investigate whether urine drug screen (UDS) results affected the medical management of pediatric psychiatric patients presenting to the pediatric emergency department (ED) for psychiatric evaluation and whether it affected the final disposition of these patients. METHODS This was a retrospective chart review of patients who presented to an urban pediatric ED in Newark, NJ, with psychiatric or behavior problems for medical clearance before psychiatric… CONTINUE READING