Emergency departments aren’t always well-equipped to handle behavioral health patients, resulting in evaluation, admittance, transfer, or discharge delays. Telebehavioral health changes the equation, delivering cost-effective, appropriate care that decreases length of stay and increases patient and staff satisfaction.

Behavioral health evaluations to develop a treatment or transfer plans for admitted patients or those in the emergency department.
Research has found

“Contracting with an off-site telemedicine-based collaborative care team can yield better outcomes than implementing practice-based collaborative care with locally available staff”

Fortney, J. et al. (2013). Practice-based versus telemedicine-based collaborative care for depression in rural federally qualified health centers: A pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness trial. American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(4), 414-425.

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