This study protocol describes plans to implement and evaluate the evidence-based Emergency Department Mental Health Clinical Pathway (EDMHCP). Using a multiple baseline study design and interrupted time-series analysis, the study will determine if the EDMHCP has improved health care utilization, medical management of mental health problems, and health sector coordination. The end results will contribute to the body of evidence supporting clinical pathway implementation with novel partnerships.
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Citation: Jabbour, M., Reid, S., Polihronis, C., Cloutier, P., Gardner, W., Kennedy, A., ... & Cappelli, M. (2016). Improving mental health care transitions for children and youth: a protocol to implement and evaluate an emergency department clinical pathway. Implementation Science, 11(1), 1.