Impact of Mobile Crisis Services on Emergency Department Use Among Youths With Behavioral Health Service Needs.

Fendrich M , Ives M , Kurz B , Becker J , Vanderploeg J , Bory C , Lin HJ , Plant R
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
Youths are using emergency departments (EDs) for behavioral health services in record numbers, even though EDs are suboptimal settings for service delivery. In this article, the authors evaluated a mobile crisis service intervention implemented in Connecticut with the aim of examining whether the intervention was associated with reduced behavioral health ED use among those in need of services.

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