The Cost-Benefit from the Perspective of the Hospital of a Proactive Psychiatric Consultation Service on Inpatient General Medicine Services

@inproceedings{Wh2016TheCF,
  title={The Cost-Benefit from the Perspective of the Hospital of a Proactive Psychiatric Consultation Service on Inpatient General Medicine Services},
  author={Sledge Wh and J. Bozzo and White-McCullum Ba and H. Lee},
  year={2016}
}
Objective: Co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders, highly prevalent in general medical inpatients, are associated with longer Lengths of Stay (LOS) and higher costs. We examined the increased financial costs and benefits associated with a proactive multidisciplinary intervention, the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) relative to the fiscal benefit. Methods: Costs and benefits associated with a Conventional Consultation Liaison (CCL) model and the BIT on three general… Expand
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