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Implementation of Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Services in the Veterans Health Administration: Program Activity and Associations with Engagement in Specialty Mental Health Services.
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PMID:  22383016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This paper describes the status of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) services implementation and presents an assessment of associations between receipt of PC-MHI services and likelihood of receiving a second specialty mental health (SMH) appointment following an initial SMH encounter. The total PC-MHI service recipients and encounters/month rose substantially between October 2007 and April 2011. Adjusting for important covariates, the likelihood of receiving a second SMH encounter within 3 months of an index SMH appointment was 1.37 times greater among individuals who had received a PC-MHI encounter within 3 months of the initial SMH appointment. Implementation of VHA PC-MHI services has substantially increased VHA capacity to deliver mental health services in primary care and findings indicate that PC-MHI services are associated with greater engagement in SMH treatment. Implementation of VHA PC-MHI services is progressing with new technical assistance strategies being deployed.
Authors:
Laura O Wray; Benjamin R Szymanski; Lisa K Kearney; John F McCarthy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-3572     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435680     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychol Med Settings     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Integrated Healthcare, VAWNYHS (116 N), 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14215, USA, Laura.wray@va.gov.
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