Confusion appears to be hampering important decisions when it comes to patient status, particularly the question of inpatient versus outpatient – and more specifically when it comes to the status of psychiatric patients who are waiting in the emergency department to be transferred to a psychiatric hospital. The subject is not only newsworthy but also one that seems to be causing consternation and frustration.
Reporting our lead story during this edition of Monitor Mondays is Kathy Seward, MD, chief medical officer for qlēr Solutions Inc., a telemedicine company providing psychiatric care to patients throughout the United States in partnership with hospitals and health systems. Dr. Seward is a recent addition to the RACmonitor editorial board.
Other segments to appear on the broadcast include: