Exploration of a new model of care in a psychiatry unit
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The model established at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital involves family physicians as the most responsible physician. They act as "admission gatekeeper" for all unattached patients who are admitted to the psychiatry in-patient unit. A PubMed, EBSCO, OVID Medline, Embase, CINAHL, and Web of Science database review of the last 10 years (2006-2016) was undertaken. A satisfaction survey was undertaken. An intensive literature review found this model to be unique. The model has proved to be extremely efficient and cost-effective.
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