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Inpatient Psychiatry

Anne E. Ruble, M.D., M.P.H., Vinay Parekh, M.D.
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  • Defined as 24-hour services that are delivered in a licensed hospital setting
    • May be part of a general hospital or an independent psychiatric hospital
    • May be private, academic, or state-operated
  • Provides clinical intervention for mental health and/or substance use disorders
  • Interventions are delivered in a physically secure and safe setting and include:
    • A full range of intensive evaluation (diagnostic) services
    • Educational and therapeutic services
    • The ability to provide acute psychiatric interventions
      • Medication titration
      • Procedures (e.g., electroconvulsive therapy)
      • Behavior monitoring
      • Intensive brief psychotherapy
      • Social work support
  • Admission into this level of care (the highest level of psychiatric care) is to treat serious or dangerous conditions that require rapid stabilization of symptoms, 24-hour nursing supervision, and immediate availability of medical staff.

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Last updated: January 29, 2017


Ruble, Anne E, and Vinay Parekh. "Inpatient Psychiatry." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787012/all/Inpatient_Psychiatry.
Ruble AE, Parekh V. Inpatient Psychiatry. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787012/all/Inpatient_Psychiatry. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Ruble, A. E., & Parekh, V. (2017). Inpatient Psychiatry. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787012/all/Inpatient_Psychiatry
Ruble AE, Parekh V. Inpatient Psychiatry [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787012/all/Inpatient_Psychiatry.
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