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The Short Treatment Allocation Tool for Eating Disorders: current practices in assigning patients to level of care Geller, Josie; Isserlin, Leanna; Seale, Emily; Iyar, Megumi M; Coelho, Jennifer S; Srikameswaran, Suja; Norris, Mark

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Objective: The Short Treatment Allocation Tool for Eating Disorders (STATED) is a new evidence-based algorithm developed to match patients to the most clinically appropriate and cost-effective level of care (Geller et al., 2016). The objective of this research was to examine the extent to which current practices are in alignment with STATED recommendations. Method: Participants were 179 healthcare professionals providing care for youth and/or adults with eating disorders. They completed an online survey and rated the extent to which three patient dimensions (medical stability, symptom severity, and readiness) were used in assigning patients to each of five levels of care. Results: The majority of analyses testing a priori hypotheses based on the STATED were statistically significant (all p’s 

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