Health care reform has had a profound effect on the way psychiatric treatment occurs in this country.
Decreasing length of stay, increasing acuity, and reducing staff levels are making traditional approaches to mental health care infeasible.
Resources already in place may still be focusing on long-term treatment issues and do not facilitate rapid stabilization and discharge planning that includes continued care within an integrated system.
Research supports the feasibility of quality mental health care, which can be accomplished in shortened lengths of stay, as long as clinical managers plan inpatient programs focused on shortterm goals followed by appropriate aftercare.
In addition to recommendations for clinical managers, this article provides a proposal for executives redesigning a mental health care delivery system, which includes the goals of rapid assessment and stabilization, as well as discharge planning and appropriate follow up within an integrated system.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Milieu hospitalier, Hôpital psychiatrique, Qualité service, Service santé, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Hospital environment, Psychiatric hospital, Service quality, Health service, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0519713
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 18/05/2000.