ER wait times, length of stay far longer for psychiatric patients

By Maria Castellucci  | October 17, 2016 Psychiatric patients wait disproportionately longer in emergency departments before receiving treatment and experience longer stays compared to other patients, according to reports released Monday by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The three separate studies examined how emergency rooms care for patients with psychiatric…

Psych Patients in the ED

As emergency rooms fail in treating mental health, systems create new plans, centers Extended boarding in chaotic emergency departments detrimental to patients and physicians, experts agree. From Healthcare Finance More than 80 percent of emergency room physicians say the mental healthcare systems in their regions are dysfunctional, and do not adequately…