Medical decision-making by psychiatry residents

El-Mallakh R., Zinner J., Mackey A., Tamas R. L., Martin C. M., Dalton J., ...More

ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY, vol.31, no.4, pp.326-328, 2007 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1176/appi.ap.31.4.326
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.326-328
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Objective: Several conspiring factors have resulted in an increase in the level of medical burden in psychiatric patients. Psychiatry residents require increasing levels of medical sophistication. To assess the medical decision-making of psychiatry residents, the authors examined the outcome in subjects initially seen in the emergency psychiatric service and referred to the medical emergency department for medical evaluation and treatment.