Where have all the emergency paediatric mental health patients gone during COVID-19?

Published on Feb 1, 2021in Acta Paediatrica2.111
· DOI :10.1111/APA.15537
David C. Sheridan13
Estimated H-index: 13
(OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University),
David C. Sheridan12
Estimated H-index: 12
(OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)
+ 1 AuthorsRebecca Marshall2
Estimated H-index: 2
(OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)
The novel coronavirus that results in COVID-19 has significantly impacted the global healthcare system and economy since first reported in December 2019.1 Many countries and states have enacted stay-at-home orders and implemented social distancing guidelines to mitigate disease transmission. One recent Italian study described delays in seeking pediatric emergency care for fear of COVID-19 infection, resulting in potentially avoidable intensive care unit admissions and deaths.
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