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Care Transitions and Linkages

When a student has had prior treatment or is seeking services from multiple providers, it is essential that full communication occurs between providers during the transfer of care process. Communication can occur through case managers, standardized consent and follow-up procedures, and established referral agreements with outside providers.

Best Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care, 2019 (PDF/.524 Megabytes)
Published by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, in collaboration with health care and suicide prevention experts, this guide looks at the challenges in care transitions and the need for better care coordination and practices in the transition from inpatient to outpatient care. The guide presents evidence-based, achievable practices that providers and health care systems can use to improve patient safety and connection during the inpatient to outpatient transition. Additionally, the guide provides specific recommendations for both inpatient and outpatient settings.