Should the on-call psychiatrist be residential?

Andrew Lawrie, Marc Serfaty, Chris Smith
1996 Psychiatric bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists  
The need for psychiatrists to be residential when on call is questionable, To determine whether becoming non-residential resulted in duty doctors being unable to provide the same quality of care in dealing with psychiatric or medical emergencies, a prospective study was carried out logging calls received by the duty doctor before and after transition from a residential to a non-residential on-call system. Outcome showed that requiring doctors to be resident did not seem Justified.
doi:10.1192/pb.20.1.12 fatcat:nyyp262dffdulf6scjk762uhnm