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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 25 (1983) 1, 11 - 28

Short report

Profile of a round-the-clock Psychiatrie Emergency Service

E.H. Ameling, J.A.C. Bleeker, R.V. Schwartz

From 1965 until 1979 about 14.000 patients were attended to by the psychiatrie emergency service at the Amsterdam University Hospital. Of each visit a short semi-structured record exists. From a random sample demographic, diagnostic and outcome data are presented. Most patients lived very close to the hospital (75%). 50% of patients were single living; 35% were depressed, 34% came for suicidal attempts. An unexpectedly small minority of patients needed clinical admission, which may be related to a fine network of social psychiatrie services in Amsterdam.