How do we ensure that our patients receive treatment that is most suited to their needs and makes best use of limited resources? Are there common themes across evidenced based eating disorders treatment? Which patient factors are most important in determining level of care?
Eating disorder treatment is costly and treatment refusal, premature termination, and relapse are common. To date, there has been little consensus regarding patient, setting and timing factors that are most helpful in assigning patients to level of care. There has also been debate about the relative merits and constraints of protocol-based treatment. This talk will address these challenges.
A new simple evidence-based algorithm developed to assign level of care will be introduced, and common treatment ingredients at the heart of empirically supported eating disorder therapies will be reviewed. Clinical cases and recent research will illustrate key principles.
This presentation will build upon conference themes by integrating current literature on optimal levels of care and creating connections across treatment models, promoting discussion on how to ensure we provide the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.