Trends in the duration of emergency department visits, 2001-2006.

  title={Trends in the duration of emergency department visits, 2001-2006.},
  author={Eric P. Slade and Lisa Beth Dixon and Sarah Semmel},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={61 9},
OBJECTIVE This study estimated trends in the duration of emergency department visits from 2001 to 2006 and compared duration by presenting complaint-mental health related or non-mental health related. METHODS Data on visits (N=193,077) were from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Emergency Department databases. Visits were classified as mental health visits if the primary reason for the visit was a common mental health symptom or disorder, a problem related to substance use… CONTINUE READING


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