Psychiatry Res 2021 May 13;302:113999. Epub 2021 May 13.
Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Department of Mental Health and Addictions, Nova Scotia Health, Nova Scotia, Canada.
This study assesses for the impact of Covid-19 public health quarantine measures on acute care psychiatric admissions, by comparing admission data from the quarantine period to a comparator period. A chart review was conducted for all admissions to an urban acute care psychiatric centre from Mar 22 - June 5 2020 (quarantine) and January 5 - Mar 21 2020 (comparator). Data was collected on the number of admissions, demographics, patients' psychiatric history, characteristics of admissions, discharge information, patients' substance use and social factors. Read More