Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration

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Presents models for integrating medical and mental health services to best address patients' needs.
Integrated primary care, now instituted in many areas of the country, is both the service that integrates medical and mental health primary care and the practice of defining the problem brought by a patient without using "medical" or "mental" as inevitable distinctions. This volume makes the case for this approach, shows how to implement it, and describes some successful programs....

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Overview

Presents models for integrating medical and mental health services to best address patients' needs.
Integrated primary care, now instituted in many areas of the country, is both the service that integrates medical and mental health primary care and the practice of defining the problem brought by a patient without using "medical" or "mental" as inevitable distinctions. This volume makes the case for this approach, shows how to implement it, and describes some successful programs. It will be attractive to medical managers, plan administrators, physicians, and mental health providers.

"...describes how to implement integrated primary care and describes several successful programs...it will be of interest to medical managers, plan administrators, physicians, and mental health providers."

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Describes the approach as the most fully realized form of collaboration between the two fields in a primary care setting, and presents several different models for its practical application. Makes a strong case for the direction health care is being driven by market forces anyway<-->away from patients seeking their own specialists and toward primary providers as gatekeepers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393702538
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 297
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Blount lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
1 Introduction to Integrated Primary Care 1
2 The Importance of Nondichotomized Thinking 44
3 The Community-Based Neighborhood Health Center HMO: An Available Alternative for Health Care Reform 63
4 Integrated Primary Care in Rural Areas 95
5 Developing a Behavioral Health System of Care Within an Integrated Delivery System: The Primary/Behavioral Health Care Connection 117
6 Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services: The Primary Mental Health Care Model 139
7 Integrating Primary Care and Mental Health in a Health Care Organization: From Pilot to Mainstream 167
8 Integrated Care for the Frail Elderly: The Group Care Clinic 203
9 Forming a Multidisciplinary Team 228
10 Integrated Primary Health Care for Women 247
11 Training Issues in Integrated Care 261
Index 285
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