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The Growth and Specialization of Emergency Psychiatry: New Directions for Mental Health Services, Number 67 Michael H. Allen

The Growth and Specialization of Emergency Psychiatry: New Directions for Mental Health Services, Number 67

Michael H. Allen

Published October 13th 1995
ISBN : 9780787999452
Paperback
124 pages
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Recently a number of developments have suggested the evolution of emergency psychiatry as a unique and important area of interest. Deinstitutionalization in the public sector and managed care in the private sector are two of the driving forces.MoreRecently a number of developments have suggested the evolution of emergency psychiatry as a unique and important area of interest. Deinstitutionalization in the public sector and managed care in the private sector are two of the driving forces. Whereas previously few emergency departments provided more than triage, curent efforts include comprehensive evaluation, observation units, mobile teams, and crisis housing. Psychiatric emergency services (PESs) have adapted to numerous special populations, and for many patients, the PES is the only treater. In the context of scarce resources, the modern PES plays an increasingly important role, and the public expects reliable evaluation, rapid, definitive treatment, and continuity of care, regardless of the patinets point of entry into the system. This volume brings together reports from some of the pioneers in this rapidly growing field. This is the 67th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Mental Health Services. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.