IHI Blog: 4 Keys to Improving Behavioral Health Care in the Emergency Department

Simply working harder will not address the challenges of improving behavioral health care in the emergency department (ED) — system-level changes are needed. To develop solutions, IHI, in partnership with Well Being Trust, convened eight US hospitals in the Integrating Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department and Upstream (ED & UP) Learning Community. The initiative’s aim was to improve patient outcomes and experience of care and staff safety while decreasing avoidable repeat ED visits for individuals with mental health and substance use disorder issues.
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