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Healthcare 2015, 3(3), 726-732;

Assuring Quality Health Care in the Emergency Department

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402, USA
Emergency Services, Cone Health, Greensboro, NC 27401, USA
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Academic Editor: Richard H. Beinecke
Received: 9 May 2015 / Revised: 2 August 2015 / Accepted: 13 August 2015 / Published: 20 August 2015
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The provision of quality healthcare is an international mandate. The provision of quality healthcare for mental health patients poses unique challenges. Nowhere is this challenge greater than in the emergency department. The purpose of this manuscript is to describe evidence-based initiatives for improving the quality of care of mental health patients in the emergency department. Specifically, the use of telepsychiatry and reducing provider biases will be presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: quality of care; mental health; emergency department quality of care; mental health; emergency department
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Letvak, S.; Rhew, D. Assuring Quality Health Care in the Emergency Department. Healthcare 2015, 3, 726-732.

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