In 2019, as part of a system-wide focus on the medical and psychosocial needs of older individuals, geriatric specialists and emergency department physicians at Cleveland Clinic developed a geriatric-focused ED at its main campus.
A tool used to assess psychosocial variables in potential solid organ transplant recipients may also provide predictive benefits for patients under consideration for hematopoietic cell transplantation.
With a wealth of assessment tools at the rheumatologist’s disposal, a collaborative approach involving primary care, dermatology and behavioral health will allow the best assessment and treatment of psychosocial burden in patients with PsA.
The long-term success of bariatric surgery requires that patients make significant, permanent behavioral changes. Mental health professionals are an important part of helping make that happen.