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Table 2 Reasons for psychiatric referral

From: Psychiatric consultation requests by inpatient medical teams: an observational study

Reasons for Referral  
Mental health condition
 • Substance use (2)
 • Affective disorder (6)
 • Suicidal ideation (7)
15 (41.7%)
Medication Review 11 (30.6%)
Capacity for Medical Decision-Making 2 (5.6%)
Acute Altered Mental Status 1 (2.8%)
Transfer to Psychiatry Service 1 (2.8%)
Transfer to Drug Rehabilitation Program 1 (2.8%)
Requested by Patient 2 (5.6%)
Reschedule of Outpatient Appointment 1 (2.8%)
Multiple Reasons
 • transfer to drug rehabilitation program, requested by patient, capacity for medical decision-making (1)
 • medication review, transfer to psychiatry service (1)
2 (5.6%)
Total 36