Five Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment

Five Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment From the American Psychiatric Association Guidelines for Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders

Outpatient:

Others are able to provide emotional support and structure.

Patient lives near a treatment setting

Fair-good motivation

Self-sufficient

Can manage compulsive exercise through self-control

Can greatly reduce incidents of purging in an unstructured setting, no significant medical condition

Intensive Outpatient:

Others are able to provide emotional support and structure

Patient lives near a treatment setting

Fair motivation

Self-sufficient

Some degree of external structure beyond self control to prevent patient from compulsive exercising

Can greatly reduce incidents of purging in an unstructured setting, no significant medical condition

Partial Hospitalization:

Others able to provide at least limited support and structure

Patient lives near a treatment setting

Partial motivation

Need some structure to maintain weight

Some degree of external structure beyond self control to prevent patient from compulsive exercising

Can greatly reduce incidents of purging in an unstructured setting, no significant medical condition

Residential Treatment Center

Sever family conflict or absence of family so patient is unable to receive stricter from home, patient lives alone without an adequate support system

Treatment program is to distant for patient to participate from home

Poor-fair motivation

Needs supervision at all meals or will restrict eating

Some degree of external structure beyond self control to prevent patient from compulsive exercising

Can ask for and use support from others or use cognitive and behavioral skills to inhibit purging

Medically stable to the extent that intravenous fluids, nasogastric tube feedings, or multiple laboratory tests are not needed.

Inpatient Hospitalization

Sever family conflict or absence of family so patient is unable to receive stricter from home, patient lives alone without an adequate support system

Treatment program is to distant for patient to participate from home

Very poor motivation

Needs supervision during and after meals or nasogastric/ special feeding modality

Needs supervision during and after all meals and in bathrooms; unable to control multiple daily episodes or purging.

Heart rate <40 bpm; blood pressure <90/60 mmHg; glucose <60 mg/dl; potassium <3 mEq/L; electrolyte imbalance; temperature <97.0; dehydration; hepatic, renal, or cardiovascular organ compromise requiring acute treatment; poorly controlled diabetes

Specific suicide plan with high lethality or intent

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