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The Joint Commission Releases Inpatient Psychiatric Measures

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Modern Healthcare: The Joint Commission has developed seven new inpatient psychiatric measures. These measures will eventually be used on the Quality Check web site- which allows consumers to compare hospitals.

New Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Service Measures:
(Beginning October 1st)

  • Admission screening for violence risk
  • Substance use
  • Psychological-trauma history and patient strengths completed
  • Hours of physical restraint use
  • Hours of seclusion use
  • Patients discharged on multiple anti-psychotic medications
  • Patients discharged on multiple anti-psychotic medications with appropriate justification
  • Post-discharge continuing plan created
  • Post-discharge continuing-care plan transmitted to next level of care provider upon discharge.

SOURCE: Joint Commission releases inpatient psychiatric measures

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