What are the elements of follow-up care in the treatment plan following a history and Mental Status Examination (MSE)?

Updated: Sep 24, 2020
  • Author: Jeffrey S Forrest, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Note the following:

  • Further inpatient care - If patients are suicidal, homicidal, or incapable of taking care of themselves

  • Further outpatient care - Based on final diagnosis

  • In/out patient medications - Based on final diagnosis

  • Transfer - Hospital, nursing home, jail, long-term care facility, or other (based on final diagnosis)

  • Deterrence/prevention - Education, early intervention, medication compliance

  • Complications - Based on final diagnosis

  • Prognosis - Based on final diagnosis

  • Education - Medication, disease process, social skills training, vocational rehabilitation, coping, problem-solving skills

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