Title

Redesigning Emergency Room Psychiatry in New York

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1994

Keywords

Public Health, Mental Health, General Hospital, Emergency Room, York City

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02106544

Abstract

Significant changes in the characteristics of persons using psychiatric emergency services have resulted in increased demands beyond the needs emergency services traditionally have been expected to meet. In New York City, these changes caused a crisis in psychiatric emergency services. The authors report a state statute that gave the New York State Office of Mental Health the authority to license a specialized psychiatric emergency service, a comprehensive psychiatric emergency program, within general hospitals designed to provide specialized assessment, stabilization, and referral services.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, v. 22, issue 2, p. 97–105

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