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Characteristics of Adult Psychiatric Patients With Stays of 24 Hours or More in the Emergency Department
Grace Chang, M.D., M.P.H.; Anthony Weiss, M.D., M.B.A.; Joshua M. Kosowsky, M.D.; Endel John Orav, Ph.D.; Jennifer A. Smallwood, M.P.H.; Scott L. Rauch, M.D.
Dr. Chang is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, Department of Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System, 940 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301 (e-mail: grace.chang2@va.gov).All of the authors except Ms. Smallwood are also with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Weiss is with the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.All of the authors except Ms. Smallwood are also with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kosowsky is with the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Orav is with the Department of Medicine (Biostatistics), and at the time that this research was completed, Ms. Smallwood was with the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.All of the authors except Ms. Smallwood are also with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kosowsky is with the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Orav is with the Department of Medicine (Biostatistics), and at the time that this research was completed, Ms. Smallwood was with the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.All of the authors except Ms. Smallwood are also with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kosowsky is with the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Orav is with the Department of Medicine (Biostatistics), and at the time that this research was completed, Ms. Smallwood was with the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Dr. Rauch is with McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts.All of the authors except Ms. Smallwood are also with Harvard Medical School.

Psychiatric Services 2012;63:283-286. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201000563
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