Hospital EDs Routinely Clogged With Patients Waiting For Psychiatric Care

Philly (PA) (10/17, Burling) reports that on Oct. 17, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) “said…hospital emergency departments routinely are clogged with patients who are waiting, sometimes for days, for inpatient psychiatric care.” The group “bolstered its case with data from a poll of more than 1,700 emergency physicians as well as research presented at its annual meeting this week in Las Vegas.” The situation is being blamed “on inadequate inpatient and outpatient resources for patients with serious mental illnesses.”

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— “Emergency physicians say psych patients wait too long for care,” Stacey Burling, Philly.Com, October 18, 2016.

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