Table 2

DSH attendances at A&E: main outcome

Pearson χ2=67.1, d.f.=7, p=<0.001. MH specialist = mental health specialist (DSH team nurse specialist or on call SHO in psychiatry).
Left department before assessed by A&E doctor40.560.5
Discharged home by A&E doctor with no psychiatric follow up2412636127
Referred for MH specialist assessment in A&E but left before being seen465242
Discharged by A&E doctor with psychiatric outpatient appointment505785.5
Discharged by MH specialist with psychiatric outpatient appointment64717312.5
Discharged by MH specialist with no follow up455856
Admitted to psychiatric ward55614611
Admitted to medical/surgical ward42345.548335.5