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Settings include inpatient, outpatient, home, emergency, school, residential treatment, skilled nursing, long-term care, and correctional and other forensic settings.
For patients seen longitudinally, continually reassess to determine the appropriate level of care.
Such factors may include lower level and quality of observation, compromised privacy, unavailability of interpreters for patients with limited English proficiency, unavailability of medical evaluations and diagnostic tests, and compromised safety and confidentiality.
It is important to assess the patient's current living environment on admission and identify resources to optimize care after discharge.
Consider helping the patient to obtain a primary care physician to enhance attention to co-occurring general medical conditions.
With the patient's permission, involve the family and significant others, but be aware of conflicts that may interfere with support.
Consider if observation from one-to-one interviews can be complemented by observations of the patient in a group setting.