Subject: Mental health disorders in A&E
How many mental health referrals were made in the Accident and Emergency Department for patients suffering from suspected mental health disorders over the last three years?
Fom 1stJanuary 2013 – 31st December 2013.
From 1st January 2014 – 31st December 2014.
From 1st January 2015 – 31st December 2015.
From 1st January 2016 – 10th July 2016
In addition, if you have the figures could you include the reason for the referral in each of those time periods; for example, suicide attempt, self-harm, psychotic episode etc.
|Unfortunately we cannot complete this request as this level of coding is not recorded at A&E attendance.
Patients would just have a generic code such as behavioural problems.