Elevating Emergency Psychiatric Care

Scott Zeller, MD, discusses a patient-centered approach to treating behavioral health emergencies that also relieves strain on hospitals, as published in Becker’s Hospital Review.

Scott Zeller

Scott Zeller , MD

Vice President of Operations, Acute Psychiatry

Published June 01, 2022

Key takeaways:

  • With urgent interventions, as many as 80% of patients presenting to the ED in behavioral health crisis can be stabilized and discharged to community settings within 24 hours.
  • EmPath Units offer compassionate, targeted treatment that relieves suffering promptly while reducing strain on EDs and hospitals.
  • EDs with affiliated EmPath Units stabilize 75% of the involuntary patients they receive. This drastically reduces admissions and frees up scarce inpatient psychiatric beds for those truly in need.

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