Pediatric Mental Health Emergency Visits With Prolonged LOS Up During 2021

December 27, 2022

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The number of pediatric mental health visits with prolonged emergency department length of stay (LOS) was much higher in 2021 than in 2020, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open.

Alexander T. Janke, M.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues conducted a secondary analysis of the Clinical Emergency Data Registry from January 2020 to December 2021 to characterize trends in pediatric mental health visit counts from 29 states during COVID-19.

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