Patients ready to leave Virginia's psychiatric hospitals

Virginia’s Office of the Inspector General reports a backlog of discharge-ready patients in state psychiatric hospitals because not enough community-based housing is available. The situation is not only costly to the commonwealth but also detrimental to waiting patients, because their mental status often degrades. Here are the findings based on a review from July through December. Read related article.

Patients ready to leave Virginia's psychiatric hospitals
Source: Office of the Inspector General Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The Washington Post. Published on June 26, 2012, 8:43 p.m.
 
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