ER Wait For Massachusetts Mentally Ill At Least Four Times Longer Than Average

News | February 16, 2017

In Massachusetts, people in mental health crisis who visited an emergency room waited at least four times longer for hospital admission than other people admitted to inpatient care from the emergency room. Those with mental illness waited an average of 16.5 and 21.5 hours before being admitted or transferred to a psychiatric hospital or other facility.  People with…

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