This is a summary of a pilot study to identify opportunities for mental health and behavioral patient care outside the hospital system, and to determine reasons for delays in the discharge of patients from inpatient psychiatric units.
To better understand how often and why Minnesotans are unable to access mental health care in the most appropriate settings, the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) commissioned a pilot study to track the number of 'potentially avoidable days' mental and behavioral health patients spend admitted to inpatient hospital units. For more information about MHA's work in this area, please go to: http://www.mnhospitals.org/policy-advocacy/priority-issues/mental-health
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