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Telepsychiatry for children improved symptoms, halved ED visits

Pediatric News, August 1, 2012

A pilot telepsychiatry program for children significantly improved symptoms and cut emergency department visits in half, based on data from more than 8,000 patients over two years. Faced with a shortage of pediatric psychiatrists in Texas and given a mandate to provide access to quality mental health and medical care, UTMB received a grant to develop pediatric psychiatry clinics for telemedicine.


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