Year: 1988 Source: Psychosomatics, v.29, no.3, (Summer 1988), p.315-320 SIEC No: 19890515

465 psych consultations to medical-surgical services were examined to compare those designated as emergencies & those designated routine. 23% were emergencies; psychotic thinking & suicidality were noted more. Emergencies demonstrated a more active role by the consultant & more recommendations for drug therapy, follow-up visits & disposition. Concordance with diagnostic & drug recommendations & representation of psych diagnosis in discharge summaries did not differ significantly btwn the 2 grps.