Transitions: Handbook of Managed Care for Inpatient to Outpatient Treatment

Transitions: Handbook of Managed Care for Inpatient to Outpatient Treatment

by Douglas H. Ruben
     
 

This is the first book devoted to the steps from hospital discharge to outpatient therapy. Structured interventions are provided along with the pitfalls and roadblocks that threaten smooth transitions. The focus on the continuity of care goes beyond traditional aftercare planning and use of referral networks. The authors critically examine problems arising from

Overview

This is the first book devoted to the steps from hospital discharge to outpatient therapy. Structured interventions are provided along with the pitfalls and roadblocks that threaten smooth transitions. The focus on the continuity of care goes beyond traditional aftercare planning and use of referral networks. The authors critically examine problems arising from schedule delays, selection of inappropriate therapies, relapse and rehospitalization, unauthorized disclosure of the case file, agency bureaucracy, and damaged therapist-client relationships. Case examples further illuminate failures of improper case management in contrast to step-by-step positive alternatives. The solutions offered are related to clients with specific hospitalized disorders (anxiety, anorexia, substance abuse) and special populations (children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly). Never before has a single work exposed the precarious transitions between programs and informed both clients and providers of ways to overcome mistakes by following simple guidelines.

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In response to increasing pressure to shorten the hospital stays of psychiatric patients, presents a program that anticipates and prepares for problems patients often encounter upon release. Advocates a continuity of care that goes beyond traditional aftercare planning and the use of referral networks, and speaks sharply to the medical profession about the impact of schedule delays, inappropriate therapies, unauthorized disclosure of case files, and other mistakes that make life harder for the released patient. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275940645
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1993
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

DOUGLAS H. RUBEN is a clinical psychologist and president of Best Impressions International, Inc., in Michigan. He is the author of Drug Abuse and the Elderly (1984), Readings in Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders (1984), Philosophy Journals and Serials (Greenwood Press, 1985), Progress in Assertiveness, 1973-1983 (1985), Family Addiction (1992), and co-editor of New Ideas in Therapy (Greenwood Press, 1987) and Handbook for Assessing and Treating Addictive Disorders (Greenwood Press, 1992).

CHRIS E. STOUT is director of the Psychodiagnostics Division and Director of the Department of Clinical Research and Evaluation at Forest Hospital in Illinois. He is a co-editor of Handbook for Assessing and Treating Addictive Disorders (Greenwood Press, 1992), and the author of many journal articles.

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