This paper outlines the structure of the Pediatric Psychiatry Crisis Service at New York Presbyterian Hospital, a service that provides twenty-four hour emergency psychiatric evaluation and intervention to children, adolescents and families in northern Manhattan. Structure and staffing of the service, usage of the service and the presentation of three cases addressing high, moderate and low risk crisis patients are discussed. Finally, future challenges facing the Crisis Service are addressed.
Psychiatric Quarterly – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 9, 2004
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