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Should the on-call psychiatrist be residential?
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