Best Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care

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To help health systems and providers close these gaps in care, improve patient experience and outcomes, and prevent suicide deaths, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance)—working with health care and suicide prevention experts—developed Best Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care. This guide does the following:

• Discusses the challenges in care transitions and the need for better care practices and care coordination from inpatient to outpatient behavioral health care

• Presents feasible, evidence-based practices that health systems and providers can take to improve patient connection and safety during inpatient to outpatient transition, and provides recommendations specific to both inpatient and outpatient settings

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