How Gaps In Mental Health Care Play Out In Emergency Rooms
November 14, 2016 | Emily Taylor
Recent research compared data on emergency room visits for people with physical ailments and those with mental health conditions and found that those with mental health conditions were in the ER longer and were more often admitted to the hospital. Researchers said that for psychiatric patients coming to the ER in a crisis, it’s difficult for hospitals to refer them for continued treatment. Children are among those most impacted due to lack of child psychiatrists.