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DC Planning: Risk Assessment Considerations
Patients with multiple diagnoses and/or risk factors present challenges to the discharge planning team that take extra time and energy to research and incorporate into the plan if it is going to be effective and meet the patient's unique needs.
The discharge planner is usually the best person to work with the patient (if feasible) and/or the family to establish preliminary goals for complex cases and then share these goals with the rest of the team.
[Improving Outcomes in Discharge Planning, Module B, Patient-Centered DC Planning]
Harm Risk Behaviors: BH Associated Readmissions
Mood disorders, schizophrenia, substance and alcohol use, and other psychotic disorders are among the top 10 reasons patients were readmitted to the hospital in 2011. The uninsured had $165 million in annual behavioral health-related readmission costs. These findings draw attention to our system's continuing need to better address behavioral health.
Integrating behavioral health care within primary care settings not only improves access to the patients who need these services but also reduces hospital readmission costs.
[Harm Risk Behaviors, Module F, CM Role]