International models of psychiatric emergency care: The state of Qatar

Title

International models of psychiatric emergency care: The state of Qatar

Creator

Zaraa AS

Publisher

Models of Emergency Psychiatric Services That Work

Date

2020
1905-7

Description

A variety of cultural, legal, and ethnic influences have led to an increase in mental health-related emergency department (ED) visits in Qatar. Patients who experience psychiatric emergencies often require resources not available at the general hospital, and require transfer to an appropriate psychiatric facility such as the emergency department of Hamad General Hospital (HGH), the only hospital that provides psychiatric services in the country. In May of 2014, Hamad General Hospital established the psychiatric emergency service (PES) as an innovative and pioneering psychiatric liaison service based in the ED of HGH. This chapter describes this model of psychiatric emergency services that successfully reduced response time, boarding time, and disposition when compared to previous years.

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Format

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Pages

253-263

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Psychiatry

Update Year & Number

August 2020 List

Citation

Zaraa AS, “International models of psychiatric emergency care: The state of Qatar,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 23, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11248.

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