Can mental health treatment be effectively delivered in primary care? A primer for employee benefit design, decision makers, and an outcome research example

Ralph Swindle, Lisa Harris, Kurt Kroenke, Wansu Tu, X. Zhou

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Abstract

This paper examines the promises and pitfalls of integrated models of mental health care in primary care settings, and presents the findings of a successful pilot study of integrated care. There are a number of technological breakthroughs which could improve treatment outcomes. However, research indicates improved outcomes are likely only when changes include new practice patterns, patient education, and systematic monitoring of patient process and outcomes. A study in a health maintenance organization is presented based on a staged model of treatment and exemplifying these principles. We conclude that integrated models while technically feasible, are organizationally complex in actual practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInvesting in Health
Subtitle of host publicationThe Social and Economic Benefits of Health Care Innovation
PublisherJAI Press
Pages343-375
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)0762306971, 9780762306978
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Publication series

NameResearch in Human Capital and Development
Volume14
ISSN (Print)0194-3960

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Development
  • Industrial relations
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations

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Swindle, R., Harris, L., Kroenke, K., Tu, W., & Zhou, X. (2001). Can mental health treatment be effectively delivered in primary care? A primer for employee benefit design, decision makers, and an outcome research example. In Investing in Health: The Social and Economic Benefits of Health Care Innovation (pp. 343-375). (Research in Human Capital and Development; Vol. 14). JAI Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0194-3960(01)14014-x