Screening and Connecting to Care

Article
Jul 2021

We explored emergency department clinical leaders' views on providing emergency mental health services to pediatric and geriatric patients with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. We conducted semistructured interviews with a total of 34 nursing directors, medical directors, an...

Authors:

Bowden CF, True G, Cullen SW, Pollock M, Worsley D, Ross AM, Caterino J, Olfson M, Marcus SC, Doupnik SK

Article
Jun 2021

Mental health concerns increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but prior studies have not examined depression screening in the pediatric primary care setting. We aimed to describe changes in screening, depressive symptoms, and suicide risk among adolescents during the COVID-19 pand...

Authors:

Mayne SL, Hannan C, Davis M, Young JF, Kelly M, Powell M, Dalembert G, McPeak KE, Jenssen, BP, Fiks AG

Article
May 2021

Mental health follow-up after an emergency department (ED) visit for suicide ideation/attempt is a critical component of suicide prevention for young people. We analyzed 2009-2012 Medicaid Analytic Extract for 62,139 treat-and-release ED visits and 30,312 ED-to-hospital admissions ...

Authors:

Doupnik SK, Passarella M, Terwiesch C, Marcus SC

On behalf of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researchers at PolicyLab responded to a request for comment on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft research plan for evaluating “Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children." In reviewing the draft r...

Authors:

Wallis KE, Bennett A, Gerdes M, Guthrie W, Levy SE, Miller JS

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