June 7, 2023

MNACEP Calls for System Changes to Address Boarding Challenges

Minnesota ACEP (MNACEP) is teaming with the Minnesota Medical Association to offer a series of recommendations to address the boarding crisis in their home state.

The recommendations are outlined in a detailed report that includes suggestions to address the many contributing factors, mitigate exacerbating circumstances, and develop collaborative solutions with partners across the care continuum focused on patients with psychiatric diagnoses.

The Minnesota Star-Tribune quotes task force co-chair Drew Zinkel, MD, senior medical director of emergency medicine, University of Minnesota and past president, Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians:

"The recommendations that our task force developed offer up a game plan on addressing this complex issue. It's a big lift but desperately needed."

Read the joint statement from MNACEP and MMA.

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