Journal Article
Commentary

Patient safety in inpatient psychiatry: a remaining frontier for health policy.

Shields MC; Stewart MT; Delaney KR.

Despite concerns regarding the safety and quality of care for hospitalized psychiatric patients, research exploring this area of patient safety is lacking. This commentary suggests several policy-focused strategies to improve the safety and patient-centeredness of inpatient psychiatric care, including payment reforms, incentive alignment, and increased funding for research.