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The home for VPR's coverage of health and health industry issues affecting the state of Vermont.

Reporter Debrief: Long Waits For Young Psychiatric Patients In Hospital ERs

Psychiatric patients in crisis can wait days in emergency departments due to a lack on inpatient beds.
Taylor Dobbs
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VPR
Psychiatric patients in crisis can wait days in emergency departments due to a lack on inpatient beds.

VPR's investigative reporter Emily Corwin has been looking into the care received by young psychiatric patients in crisis. As with adults, children and adolescents can spend days in hospital emergency departments. And some parents and doctors have complained about the quality and amount of care they receive from psychiatrists while in the ER.

Corwin joined Vermont Edition to discuss her reporting.

Broadcast live on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
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