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

Shields MC, Stewart MT, Delaney KR. Patient Safety In Inpatient Psychiatry: A Remaining Frontier For Health Policy. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37(11):1853-1861. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2018.0718.

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January 9, 2019
Shields MC, Stewart MT, Delaney KR. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37(11):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.

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Shields MC, Stewart MT, Delaney KR. Patient Safety In Inpatient Psychiatry: A Remaining Frontier For Health Policy. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37(11):1853-1861. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2018.0718.