Summary statistics for pediatric psychiatric visits to US emergency departments, 1993-1999.

  title={Summary statistics for pediatric psychiatric visits to US emergency departments, 1993-1999.},
  author={Marion R. Sills and Shayne D. Bland},
  volume={110 4},
OBJECTIVES To describe characteristics of emergency department (ED) encounters for pediatric patients with an acute mental health diagnosis. METHODS Data are from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, which includes abstracts from the medical records of a national probability sample of visits to EDs. Analysis was limited to records of patients who were younger than 19 years and had a diagnosis of either confirmed or suspected mental disorder or a suicide attempt. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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