- Mood and "other" mental disorders had small effects on ED-to-hospital admissions, as opposed to treat-and-release, in age groups younger than 65+ years, while suicide attempts had medium effects .
- Cognitive disorders had medium-to-large effects on hospital admissions in all age groups and large effects on death in the 35-49 age groups.
- Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) had small effects on hospital admission in all age groups.
- Drug use disorders (DUDs) had small-to-medium effects on hospital admission. AUDs and DUDs were also significantly related to the risk of death, and DUDs had a small effect on the risk of discharge against medical advice in the 35-49 and 50-64 age groups.
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- 1Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown Univeristy and Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island.
- 2The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, Texas.
- West J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;17(2):153-64. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.1.28310. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
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