Mobile crisis team in the Brussels region: facts and figures

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BACKGROUND: A reformation of psychiatry was set up in Belgium with the establishment of mobile crisis teams.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of the patients referred to the mobile team "Pharos" in the period between December 2013 and December 2018.

RESULTS: The number of patients is growing over the years and the most common referral reasons are suicidal thoughts and depressive mood. We have a high percentage of inclusions, maybe because the main referrers are GPs. Alcohol withdrawal at home is feasable and safe.

CONCLUSION: Many psychiatric crisis situations can be managed at home with support of mobile teams, but further research is needed to provide evidence on outcome and cost effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatria Danubina
Issue numberSuppl 3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019


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