Neglect of mental health problems in acute general hospital inpatients


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Abstract

In this article…Shortcomings in management of mental health problems in acute hospital inpatientsFindings from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and DeathKey recommendations for healthcare organisations and policymakersThe National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death looked at how acute general hospitals manage mental health problems in patients admitted for a physical health issue. Its report, Treat as One, shows that co-existing mental health conditions are often overlooked or neglected in acute hospital settings.

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