Nicole Calma Publishes on Psychiatric Patient Boarding Times In ERs

Nicole Calma, MA, a fourth-year Wright Institute student, has co-written an article published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (June 2013) on the boarding times in emergency departments for psychiatric patients.

The article entitled "Effects of a Dedicated Regional Psychiatric Emergency Service on Boarding of Psychiatric Patients in Area Emergency Departments" was co-written with Scott Zeller, MD (Department of Psychiatric Emergency Services, Alameda Health System) and Ashley Stone, MPH (California Hospital Association).

The data suggests that having a regional psychiatric emergency service would be beneficial to the health care system.

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