STASH, Vol. 16(7) – Addiction consult teams: ACTing to prevent hospital readmission among inpatients with substance use disorders

Substance use disorders (SUDs) are prevalent among hospitalized individuals and are associated with increased and recurrent utilization of hospital and emergency department services. Fifteen percent of inpatients have an active SUD, making hospitalization a unique opportunity for intervention. Multidisciplinary addiction consult teams (ACTs) that address a range of patient needs (e.g., pharmacotherapy, behavioral and educational…