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Emergency Care Psychiatric Clinical Framework

ANA Position Statement
 March 1, 2010

Statement of ANA Position
In order to provide competent and accountable emergency psychiatric care, hospitals need to provide a consistent practice model for patient care regardless of facility or time of day. Our collective goal for the provision of psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment in the emergency department, is to provide care that meets the Institute of Medicine’s Six Quality Aims of safe, effective, timely, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.

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