Journal Article

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

Shields MC, Stewart MT, Delaney KR. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2018;37:1853-1861.

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.