1. An analysis of emergency department (ED) visits across the United States showed a 28% overall increase in psychiatric ED visits per 1000 youth aged 6 to 24 years between 2011 and 2015.
2. Increases were most pronounced among adolescents, African American patients, and Hispanic patients.
Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)
1. Patients were >3 times more likely to complete an initial screening visit with community mental health systems (CHMCs) when using a telehealth-based referral system compared to the traditional phone call process.
2. Parents reported higher satisfaction with the telehealth referral process and with overall care compared to the traditional system.