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Research Article

The Psychogeriatric Patient in the Emergency Room: Focus on Management and Disposition

Table 3

(a) Race and gender differences in provision of psychiatry consultation in the ER. (b) Diagnosis based differences in provision of psychiatry consultation in the ER.
(a)

Psychiatry consultationRace valueGender value
Caucasian Afr. Amer. Female Male
(%) (%) (%) (%)

Obtained18 (32.1)7 (8.6)0.03*20 (21.5)5 (11.4)0.06
Not obtained38 (67.9)74 (91.2)73 (78.5)39 (88.6)

Total visits . Afri. Amer. = Indicates African American patients. * value = considered statistically significant if <0.05.
(b)

Psychiatry consultationDelirium Other psychiatric complaints value
(%) (%)

Obtained2 (2.4)26 (49.1)<0.001*
Not obtained83 (97.6)27 (50.9)

Total visits . * value = considered statistically significant if <0.05.