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Caring for patients in mental health services during COVID-19 outbreak in China

Caring for patients in mental health services during COVID-19 outbreak in China
Caring for patients in mental health services during COVID-19 outbreak in China
This article reflects on some radical changes made in mental health services in China which include the implementation of the initial triage system and the special isolation ward, the early screening and testing for both patients and staff, the smaller teams working on rotating shifts on-site, and the adequate provision of PPE. These measures would be of great value as a reference to the effective delivery of mental health services in other countries through this pandemic.
COVID-19, Isolation, Mental health services, Psychiatry, Testing
Hou, Ruihua
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Yang, Limin
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Tang, Zhen
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Hou, Ruihua
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Yang, Limin
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Tang, Zhen
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Hou, Ruihua, Yang, Limin, Tang, Zhen and Chen, Teng (2020) Caring for patients in mental health services during COVID-19 outbreak in China. Annals of General Psychiatry, 19 (66), [66]. (doi:10.1186/s12991-020-00317-z).

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Abstract

This article reflects on some radical changes made in mental health services in China which include the implementation of the initial triage system and the special isolation ward, the early screening and testing for both patients and staff, the smaller teams working on rotating shifts on-site, and the adequate provision of PPE. These measures would be of great value as a reference to the effective delivery of mental health services in other countries through this pandemic.

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 November 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 22 November 2020
Published date: 2020
Keywords: COVID-19, Isolation, Mental health services, Psychiatry, Testing

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Local EPrints ID: 445227
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/445227
PURE UUID: 4829f4d8-2c9f-48fa-b17c-f7e1f406c71f
ORCID for Ruihua Hou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6127-1478

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Date deposited: 25 Nov 2020 17:33
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 02:52

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Author: Ruihua Hou ORCID iD
Author: Limin Yang
Author: Zhen Tang
Author: Teng Chen

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