2022 Stronger - P105 - Improving Access to Inpatient Care for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Psychiatry Patients - On Demand
According to Stanford emergency department (ED) 2021 data, psychiatric patients in the ED who are publicly insured or uninsured are less likely to be accepted for transfer to another facility, despite the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act law requiring facilities to accept patients regardless of ability to pay. This project highlighted the compounded marginalization of an already stigmatized patient population within the health system. In line with Stanford’s mission and values for diversity, equity and inclusion, we believe this project represents how to be at the forefront of a commonly known, but rarely addressed issue.
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Identify the primary cause of health care disparity related to inaccessible mental health care for psychiatric patients.
Discuss successful strategies to achieve more equitable transfer rates between public/uninsured and privately insured psychiatric patients.
Ana Owolabi, MSN, RN, Transfer Center Manager, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA
Sharon Alano, BSN, RN, Assistant Manager, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA
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Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
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- 0.50 General CE – Attendance