Telepsychiatry filling a critical gap in U.S. emergency care

By | February 10, 2020

Rain Freeman, MPH was featured in Medscape and Healio about her manuscript published in Psychiatric Services on receipt of telepsychiatry among U.S. EDs. Ms. Freeman and colleagues found that only 20% of U.S. EDs received telepsychiatry services in 2016. EDs with telepsychiatry were more likely to be rural, have higher total annual visit volumes, and have Critical Access Hospital designation than EDs without. Most EDs with telepychiatry did not have access to other emergency psychiatric services. PMID: 32019430