Title: Urgentiepsychiatrie in België. Een uitdaging voor de geestelijke gezondheidszorg
Other Titles: [Emergency psychiatry in Belgium; a challenge for the mental health services]
Authors: Bruffaerts, Ronny ×
Demyttenaere, Koen
Claes, Stephan #
Issue Date: 2008
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie vol:50 issue:sp. issue pages:35-39
Abstract: In Belgium emergency psychiatry is a discipline that has developed only recently, following two federal pilot projects, one in 1993 and one in 2002. At present there are 10 subsidised psychiatric emergency rooms (pers) in Belgium, serving about 13,000 patients annually. Many of those seeking help are 'revolving-door' patients, but the pers also serve patients who have had no prior contact with the mental health care service. The disorders that are encountered most often have to do with substance abuse (about 30%) and mood disorders (17%). More than 4 in 10 patients were admitted to a psychiatric clinic after being referred to a per. Research suggests that the link to continuous care may reduce the 'revolving-door' phenomenon.
ISSN: 0303-7339
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Psychiatry
× corresponding author
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