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Who consult an adult psychiatric emergency department? Pertinence of admissions and opportunities for telepsychiatry

Published inMedicina, vol. 56, no. 6, 295
Publication date2020
Abstract

Psychiatric disorders constitute frequent causes of emergency department (ED) admissions and these rates are increasing. However, referring to ED a whole range of conditions that could or should be dealt with elsewhere is imposing itself as a problematic situation. We aimed: (1) to provide a descriptive picture of the socio-demographic and diagnostic characteristics of the visits among adults at the psychiatric ED; (2) to estimate the clinical pertinence of these visits.

Keywords
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric emergency
  • Psychotic episode
  • Public mental health
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Telepsychiatry
Citation (ISO format)
COSTANZA, Alessandra et al. Who consult an adult psychiatric emergency department? Pertinence of admissions and opportunities for telepsychiatry. In: Medicina, 2020, vol. 56, n° 6, p. 295. doi: 10.3390/medicina56060295
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ISSN of the journal1010-660X
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