Many performance measures are a direct assessment of the degree to which best-practices have been incorporated by the psychiatric facility and its clinical staff. Persons served by inpatient psychiatric settings often present with multiple issues, including co-occurring disorders, and a need for community connections to enable continued recovery post hospitalization. In the following sections, NRI explores the challenges and opportunities to provide effective tobacco cessation services and substance use disorders treatment for persons served in the inpatient psychiatric setting. NRI further highlights the use of measurement-based care to engage patients in their treatment while inpatient and the transfer of these skills to community care.
Adults with behavioral health conditions represent 25% of the U.S. population but account for 40% of all cigarettes smoked in the U.S. Inpatient psychiatric hospitals have been making strides in quickly identifying tobacco users at the point of admission and providing treatment to support recovery from tobacco use. But this momentum is not continuing through the point of discharge planning to ongoing recovery self-management for persons served inpatient psychiatric settings. Learn more.
Substance Use Disorders