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Emergency Room Physicians Say Psychiatric Patients Can Wait Long Hours, Days for Inpatient Bed

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Emergency Room Physicians Say Psychiatric Patients Can Wait Long Hours, Days for Inpatient Bed

An online survey of 1,176 emergency room physicians released in October captures the difficulty for psychiatric patients in receiving much-needed inpatient care, according to MedPage Today.

Many of these patients wait long hours – even days – for an inpatient psychiatric bed, according to the survey. It also stated that up to three quarters of physician respondents report seeing psychiatric patients waiting on every shift.

More than 10 percent of the respondents in the survey also reported seeing six to 10 patients waiting for inpatient psychiatric care during their last shift.

The findings were reported at the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting.

Dr. Steven Lipsky

Steven J. Lipsky MD, FACEP has been a Board Certified Emergency Physician in Arizona for the last 41 years, and a resident of the Town of Paradise Valley for the last 40 years. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine and did post-graduate training in Family Practice at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix before going into the full-time practice of Emergency Medicine in 1975. Dr. Lipsky has worked in every type of Emergency Department in Arizona – from inner city and rural, small volume and large, public and private hospitals, teaching and nonteaching hospitals. He has taught at the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine – Division of Clinical Education, as well as in Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona. He has received the highest number of patient satisfaction letters in his group at multiple facilities and has been recognized at Paradise Valley Hospital for his outstanding performance. A past president of the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians (representing over 800 Emergency Physicians in our state) along with many other positions in the organization, Dr. Lipsky was also one of six Councillors representing Arizona to the National Council of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Lipsky built, owned, and was the Medical Director for the first 24hr free-standing Emergicenter and Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service in Jamaica. In conjunction with USAID, Cornell Medical Center’s School of Public Health, the Ministry of Health and Environmental Control of Jamaica, and the U.S. Peace Corps, he participated in a successful program to stem infant mortality in rural areas.

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