ER Visits for Kids' Mental Health Issues on Rise
By Sarah C.P. Williams
October 14, 2011
The number of emergency room visits due to mental health problems of children and young adults is on the rise, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from 279 million visits kids made to emergency rooms around the country spanning 1999 through 2007. Over the eight-year period, the percentage of those visits attributable to psychiatric complaints rose from 2.4 percent to 3 percent.
Read the full MSNBC News Item: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44907039/ns/health-childrens_health/#.TpyR5XL4KuI
Keywords: ER visits, kids, mental health issues, rise