Title:Making room for mental health in the medical home
Author(s):Hogan, Michael F.|split|Sederer, Lloyd I.|split|Smith, Thomas E.|split|Nossel, Ilana R.
Citation:Hogan MF, Sederer LI, Smith TE, Nossel IR. Making room for mental health in the medical home. Prev Chronic Dis 2010;7(6).
Subject:Health issues – mental health
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Place of Publication:Atlanta
Date of Publication:2010
Discussions of health care reform emphasize the need for coordinated care, and evidence supports the effectiveness of medical home and integrated delivery system models. However, mental health often is left out of the discussion. Early intervention approaches for children and adolescents in primary care are important given the increased rates of detection of mental illness in youth. Most adults also receive treatment for mental illness from nonspecialists, underscoring the role for mental health in medical home models. Flexible models for coordinated care are needed for people with serious mental illness, who have high rates of comorbid medical problems. Programs implemented in the New York State public mental health system are examples of efforts to better coordinate medical and mental health services.
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