Author | Scott Zeller, MD

Articles

Understanding Crisis Services: What They Are and When to Access Them

August 06, 2020

Inevitably, some of your patients will need of emergency psychiatric services. These tips will help prepare you and your patients when a crisis unfolds.

Hospital-Level Psychiatric Emergency Department Models

December 31, 2019

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

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

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