This paper presents a model of an integrated Psychiatric Emergency Service serving Hamilton, a community of 450,000 in Southern Ontario.
It describes the evolution of the service and how it has integrated five separate, hospital-run Emergency Psychiatric Services into a single service.
The principles of the service and ways in which it operates are outlined and the advantages and drawbacks of the model are discussed.
The authors conclude that such a model leads to a more efficient use of resources and is adaptable to most urban communities with a similar, or even larger population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital général, Service santé, Urgence psychiatrique, Organisation santé, Ontario, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Organisation hospitalière, Description, Personnel sanitaire, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General hospital, Health service, Psychiatric emergency, Public health organization, Ontario, Canada, North America, America, Hospital organization, Description, Health staff, Mental health, Human
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