Behavioral interventions for office-based care: interventions in the family medicine setting.

Authors, Primary Larzelere,M. M.
Title Primary Behavioral interventions for office-based care: interventions in the family medicine setting.
Periodical Full Fp Essentials
Pub Year 2014
Volume 418
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Start Page 11-19
Abstract The practice of family medicine includes the care of many patients with mental health or behavior change needs. Patients in mild to moderate distress may benefit from brief interventions performed in the family physician's office. Patients in more extreme distress may be helped by referral to behavioral health clinicians for short-term or open-ended therapies. Electronic therapy programs and bibliotherapy are also useful resources. The transition to the patient-centered medical home model may allow for more widespread integration of behavioral health care clinicians into primary care, in person and through telemental health care. Integrated care holds the promise of improved access, greater effectiveness of behavioral health service provision, and enhanced efficiency of primary care for patients with behavioral health care needs. Written permission from the American Academy of Family Physicians is required for reproduction of this material in whole or in part in any form or medium.
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Author/Address Louisiana State University Medical Center Family Practice Residency, 200 W. Esplanade Avenue Suite 409, Kenner, LA 70065, mlarze@lsuhsc.edu.
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Care Coordination
Special Population(s) People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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