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Rapid Return To The Emergency Department For Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment: How Often Does It Happen, & Why?

Research Summary | June 7, 2018

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Background & Methodology In the United States, emergency department (ED) visits due to mental health and substance abuse (MHSA) conditions have increased from an estimated 4-6% in 1992 to 12% of total ED visits in 2007. Many patients treated in the ED for MHSA-related issues make a quick return to acute care, a pattern that…

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