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Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment

- Describe the fundamental differences between inpatient and outpatient treatment.
- Explain for whom and why you would use outpatient treatment as opposed to inpatient treatment.

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1. Outpatient vs. Inpatient - what is the difference? 100 words.
2. Using outpatient - an example - 100 words.
3. Using Inpatient - an example - 100 words.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Treatment Programs

Gifford (2012) writes that for a host of disorders and issues such as substance abuse, outpatient and residential (inpatient) programs can provide that essential level of care necessary to achieve a long term recovery. With outpatient programs, the care is provided in a doctor's office, the patient's home or a hospital's outpatient department supplemented by medications administered at home. This is the norm for routine medical treatment for people who do not need institutional care but need nursing services, therapy, medical supplies and related outpatient services. As long as the medical condition, ...

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