Use of Emergency Rooms for Mental Health Reasons in Quebec: Barriers and Facilitators.
|Title||Use of Emergency Rooms for Mental Health Reasons in Quebec: Barriers and Facilitators.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||MJ Fleury, Grenier G, Farand L, Ferland F|
|Journal||Adm Policy Ment Health|
|Date Published||2019 Jan|
This study explored barriers and facilitators in mental health (MH) patient management in four Quebec (Canada) emergency rooms (ERs) that used different operational models. Forty-nine stakeholders (managers, physicians, ER and addiction liaison team members) completed semi-structured interviews. Barriers and facilitators affecting patient management emanated from health systems, patients, organizations, and from professionals themselves. Effective management of MH patients requires ER access to a rich network of outpatient, community-based MH services; integration of general and psychiatric ERs; on-site addiction liaison teams; round-the-clock ER staffing, including psychiatrists; ER staff training in MH; and adaptation to frequent and challenging ER users.
|Alternate Journal||Adm Policy Ment Health|
|Grant List||30820 / / Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé /|