Term Inpatient Mental Health Facilities
Code RM-3300
Definition Hospital-based programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have acute psychiatric disorders, who require hospitalization on a voluntary or involuntary basis for maximum benefit, and who might be a threat to themselves, to their families or to others if left in the community or placed in a less restrictive treatment setting. The objective of inpatient mental health programs is to stabilize and then return the individual to the community for ongoing treatment as quickly as possible, and to facilitate the transition by preparing the individual's family to cope with the limitations imposed by the illness and by arranging for other supportive services as required. Included are psychiatric hospitals, health care hospitals that have psychiatric units and state hospitals for people who are mentally disordered.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 12/15/14
Use References Inpatient Behavioral Health Facilities
Inpatient Mental Health Care
Inpatient Psychiatric Care
See Also References Central Intake/Assessment for Mental Health Services (RP-5000.1400)
Inpatient Health Facilities (LL)
External Classification Terms Inpatient Mental Health Treatment (NPC F04.02)
Inpatient Psychiatric Care (UW
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Psychiatric Hospitals (NTE F31)
Related Concepts Community Care Facilities/Arrangements
Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References Human Services Information System: Dictionary of Service/Program Definitions, Pennsylvania Services Integration Consortium, Lancaster County, PA, January, 1982.

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