General Hospital Without Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist

Zainal NZ

Abstract


Most general hospitals in the country have a psychiatric department. According to the Malaysia Mental Health Regulations 2010, "a psychiatric facility shall ensure that each patient has a care plan for the management of the patient during the treatment and upon discharge of the patient". However not every psychiatric department has a trained consultation-liaison psychiatrist. In Malaysia there are only a few numbers of psychiatrists that have undergone a formal sub-specialty training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

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