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Satisfaction with psychiatric services in the emergency department

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Brenda Happell, M Summers
The move to provide psychiatric services within the general health care system has resulted in emergency departments becoming the means of access to acute psychiatric care in Australia (Gillette & Bucknell, 1996). Triage within the emergency departments ensures that patients are reviewed and treated in a timely manner, in accordance with the urgency of the presenting problem. The National Triage Scale was developed as a clinical tool for this purpose for use in Australia and New Zealand (Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, 1994). However, this scale tends to attach lower priority to psychiatric issues (Smart et al, 1998).

History

Volume

5

Start Page

3

End Page

4

Number of Pages

2

eISSN

1749-3684

ISSN

1749-3676

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International psychiatry.

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