Maryland Registry Helps Track Psychiatric Bed Availability.

The Baltimore Sun (2/19, Rector) reports, “A small but growing number of hospitals in Maryland have joined together to track and share information about the availability of psychiatric beds at participating institutions. The online registry is aimed at speeding patients out of overcrowded emergency rooms and into facilities where they can get the help they need.” The Sun adds, “The new tool, which went online in November, follows years of frustration among health [professionals] and patients with a system they say is woefully inadequate.”

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— “Hospitals team to find beds for psychiatric patients, “Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun, February 18, 2013.

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