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Abstract

Consultation-liaison psychiatry (CLP), also known as psychosomatic medicine, is a subspecialty of psychiatry that focuses on the care of patients with mental health disorders and general medical/surgical conditions. Integrating CLP services facilitates diagnosis and management of patients with complex comorbidities. This article aimed to report the practical considerations and challenges associated with establishing a de novo CLP service in a tertiary hospital in the Gulf region. This includes discussing the rationale and clinical and educational benefits as well as the resources required for establishing a CLP service.

Keywords: Psychiatry; Medical Education.

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Al Mahyijari, N. N., & Inuwa, I. M. (2020). Challenges of Establishing a de novo Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service in a Tertiary Hospital: Practical considerations and challenges. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal [SQUMJ], 20(2), e147–150. https://doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2020.20.02.004