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What does safety in mental healthcare transitions mean for service users and other stakeholder groups: an open-ended questionnaire study.

Tyler N, Wright N, Panagioti M, et al. Health Expect. Epub 2021 Jan 21. doi: /10.1111/hex.13190.

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March 3, 2021
Tyler N, Wright N, Panagioti M, et al. Health Expect. 2021;24(Suppl 1):185-194.

Transitions of care represent a vulnerable time for patients. This survey found that safety in mental healthcare transitions (hospital to community) is perceived differently by patients, families, and healthcare professionals. While clinical indicators (e.g., suicide, self-harm, and risk of adverse drug events) are important, patients and families also highlighted the social elements of transitional safety (e.g., loneliness, emotional readiness for change).