Author | Scott Zeller, MD

Articles

Hospital-Level Psychiatric Emergency Department Models

December 31, 2019

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As hospital-based psychiatric emergency programs around the country demonstrate the ability to minimize ED boarding, provide cost-savings, and improve patient outcomes and clinician satisfaction, the challenge will be how to keep these models of psychiatric care self-supporting.

Hospital-Based Psychiatric Emergency Programs: The Missing Link for Mental Health Systems

August 20, 2019

Article

This article, the first of a three-part series, describes how hospital-based psychiatric EDs differ from community-based crisis centers.

What Psychiatrists Need to Know: Patients in the Emergency Department

August 16, 2018

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If an appropriate treatment is started promptly, the majority of psychiatric emergencies can be resolved within 24 hours without inpatient hospitalization.