Research indicates that suicide risk following inpatient psychiatric care is 300X higher in the first week and 200X higher in the first month than the general population. In the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s new guide for best practices in care transitions from inpatient to outpatient care, CAMS is recommended in the critical step for inpatient providers to connect with an outpatient provider prior to your patient’s discharge. The Guide notes that the transition from inpatient to outpatient behavior health care is a critical time for patients with a history of suicide risk. Implementing a series of best practices both prior to, and after discharge, will help keep patients safe during the care transition period.
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