Reasons for Delays in Hospital Discharges of Behavioral Health Patients: Results from the Minnesota Hospital Association Mental and Behavioral Health Data Collection Pilot

Hospitals often face challenges finding appropriate community-based resources
for patients who are ready to be discharged from inpatient psychiatric units.Using data from 22 participating hospitals in Minnesota, Wilder Research conducted a pilot study to identify opportunitiesfor mental health and behavioral patient care outside the hospital system, and to determine reasons for delays in the discharge of patients.

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Authors

Thomsen, Darcie

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19 p.

Project Information

Minnesota Hospital Association Mental and Behavioral Health Data Collection Pilot

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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