Preliminary Results of Psychiatric Inpatients Referred to an Addiction Medicine Consult Service

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Title: Preliminary Results of Psychiatric Inpatients Referred to an Addiction Medicine Consult Service
Authors: McWilliams, ColinBonnie, KofiRobinson, SamanthaKlimas, Janet al.
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Date: 1-Jul-2020
Online since: 2020-11-24T12:07:25Z
Abstract: The paper by Priest and McCarty (2018) provides valuable insights into addiction medicine consult services (AMCS) and the care delivered to hospitalized individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). We commend the authors for this and also wish to illuminate further on this topic. As part of a larger quality improvement initiative focused on the acute inpatient psychiatric units, we retrospectively examined the medical records of patients admitted to acute inpatient psychiatric units at St. Paul’s Hospital, an inner-city hospital, in Vancouver, British Columbia, who had been referred to the AMCS. It consisted of certified addiction specialist physicians, interdisciplinary trainees and fellows, a clinical nurse educator, and two social workers, one whom provides dedicated support to psychiatric inpatients.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Journal: Journal of Addiction Medicine
Volume: 14
Issue: 4
Start page: 352
End page: 353
DOI: 10.1097/adm.0000000000000580
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 1932-0620
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