“Kids with mental illness forced to wait for care”

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This October 2, 2016 article by Ross Jones and found on the WXYZ Detroit website talks about the extremely long waits faced by children who end up being boarded until a bed is available.  boarding means they can stay at the hospital but will not receive treatment while they wait for a pediatric psychiatric bed to become available. Boarding of mental health patients is more common than the boarding of physical health patients, and often lasts longer for mental health patients than it does for a physical health patient as well.

 

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