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Addressing the Trauma of Hospitalization—Reply

Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD1; Harlan M Krumholz, MD2
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1Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
JAMA. 2014;312(16):1697. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10179.
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In Reply We agree with Drs Davydow and Katon that there is a need to better integrate mental health concerns into the care of patients who are hospitalized primarily for nonmental health problems.

Eliciting a history of prior psychiatric diagnoses and treatments, as well as paying attention to acute problems such as anxiety or depression, are important ways to help patients become less vulnerable during the postdischarge period.


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October 22, 2014
Dimitry S. Davydow, MD, MPH; Wayne J. Katon, MD
1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle
JAMA. 2014;312(16):1696-1697. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10149.
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