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Clinical outcomes of integrated psychiatric and general medical care
Snyder K, Dobscha SK, Ganzini L, Hoffman WF, Delorit MA. Clinical outcomes of integrated psychiatric and general medical care. Community mental health journal. 2008 Jun 1; 44(3):147-54.
This pilot study explored the feasibility of providing integrated primary and psychiatric care in a primary care setting and compared preliminary outcomes to those from a traditional care model. The study population consisted of 23 patients who received integrated medical and psychiatric care in a primary care clinic and 23 comparison patients who received medical care in a primary care clinic and psychiatric care in a separate mental health clinic. This study suggests that integrated care can be provided to chronically mentally ill patients in a primary care setting and generate outcomes comparable to those of standard care.