Youth with psychiatric needs staying in ER longer
The average length of time children and teens with psychiatric needs spend in the ER at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has been rising in recent years. The average wait times fell after the October 2007 opening of a 6-bed unit at the nearby Institute of Living for young people awaiting inpatient beds or outpatient services. But more recently, the average wait times have grown significantly. This chart shows the average wait times. Hover on a month to see the longest a child or teen waited in the ER that month.
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Alvin Chang and Arielle Levin Becker / CT Mirror
Source: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center