Transitions of Care

According to the CDC, each day more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids. Especially when patients are taken to the ED after an overdose and an administration of Narcan, there is an opportunity to try to assist patients beyond surviving the overdose. Even though patients may be experiencing withdrawal and cravings for opioids, and thus may not be receptive to assistance, hospitals are implementing a number of strategies to reach patients and provide stronger connections to behavioral health services, including:

Transitions of Care Following Inpatient Treatment Case Examples