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Mental Health Treatment Programs or Centres for Patients Presenting with Acute Mental Distress: Clinical Effectiveness, Safety, and Guidelines

Last updated: January 13, 2015
Project Number: RB0769-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of using mental health treatment programs or centres as an alternative to the ER for patients presenting with acute mental distress?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of mental health treatment programs or centres as an alternative to the emergency room for patients presenting with acute mental distress?

Key Message

Two randomized controlled trials, three non-randomized studies, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding mental health treatment programs or centres for patients presenting with acute mental distress.