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The integration of a telemental health service into rural primary medical care.
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PMID:  17892067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mental health care shortages in rural areas have resulted in the majority of services being offered through primary medical care settings. The authors argue that a paradigm shift must occur so that those in need of mental health care have reasonable, timely access to these services. Changes proposed include integrating mental health services into primary medical care settings, moving away from the traditional view of mental health care services (one therapist, one hour, and one client), and increasing the consultative role of psychologists and other mental health care providers in primary medical care. Characteristics of mental health providers that facilitate effective integration into primary medical care are presented. The results of a needs assessment survey and an example of a telemental health project are described. This project involved brief consultations with patients and their physicians from a shared care model using a broadband internet telecommunications link between a rural clinic and mental health service providers in an urban area.
G L Davis; J G Boulger; J C Hovland; N T Hoven
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural safety and health     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1074-7583     ISO Abbreviation:  J Agric Saf Health     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-25     Completed Date:  2007-10-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613956     Medline TA:  J Agric Saf Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Rural Mental Health Studies, Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth 55812, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
Health Services Needs and Demand*
Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
Organizational Case Studies
Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
Rural Health Services / organization & administration*,  supply & distribution
Telemedicine / organization & administration*

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