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Risk assessment, clear mitigation strategies are keys to avoiding IJ for ligature risk

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February 1, 2018

CMS issued a long-awaited survey-and-certification memo on December 8 to help guide its regional and state surveyors as the agency ramps up pressure on hospitals to minimize the chances patients identified as at-risk for self-harm have to injure themselves while in a behavioral health unit or psychiatric hospital. Thorough risk assessments and clear plans to mitigate danger to patients will be critical to satisfying CMS concerns about ligature risk, say experts.



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