Liaison psychiatry with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Anne PF Wand, Melissa J Corr, Sandra J Eades
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to describe the referral patterns, assessment and suggested management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples referred to an inner-city general hospital psychiatry service. The overarching goal was quality improvement. METHOD: Participants were identified from the consultation-liaison psychiatry database of all referrals to the service from the general hospital and Emergency Department. All people over 18 identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander seen during the period 1 July 2004-30 June 2007 were included. Information regarding referral and liaison patterns, suggested psychiatric management, disposition and follow up were ..View full abstract
Anne Wand was supported by a NSW Institute of Psychiatry Research Fellowship. The authors would like to thank Mr Gavin Lackey, Quality Improvement Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, for his assistance with statistical analysis.