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What is outpatient vs inpatient care for anorexia treatment?
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Dr. Robert Woods
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In brief: Issue of Severity
In the treatment of anorexia nervosa, the level of care is determined by the severity of the illness and the needs of the patient.
Inpatient care: need for parenteral or tube feedings due to severe with loss. Suicidal ideation due to depression. Damaged organ systems needing acute medical care. Outpatient care: borderline weight loss, better insight into issues, stable medical condition.

In brief: Issue of Severity
In the treatment of anorexia nervosa, the level of care is determined by the severity of the illness and the needs of the patient.
Inpatient care: need for parenteral or tube feedings due to severe with loss. Suicidal ideation due to depression. Damaged organ systems needing acute medical care. Outpatient care: borderline weight loss, better insight into issues, stable medical condition.
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