Home Health Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry
The concepts presented in this chapter are a start to help improve flow for emergency psychiatry patients. Unfortunately, unless more capacity is created in the community, there will always be waiting. If and when these concepts are used, and a system is created where patients are actively treated and community resources are optimized, the situation will improve.
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