Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Integrating child psychiatry into the pediatric medical home.

Authors, Primary Keller,David;Sarvet,Barry
Title Primary Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Integrating child psychiatry into the pediatric medical home.
Periodical Full Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Pub Year 2013
Volume 52
issue 1
Start Page 3-5
Abstract The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model of primary care practice incorporating core principles of accessibility, coordination, comprehensiveness, continuity, cultural competence, and respecting and valuing the preferences of families. As our nation struggles to reform our health care system, the PCMH model is widely acknowledged to be the foundation of a high-value, effective system of care that better meets the needs of patients and produces better health outcomes. To address the mental health needs of children and adolescents, PCMHs need the capacity to screen for and detect significant mental health symptoms at the earliest stages of expression, the ability to develop treatment plans with patients and families, and systems to monitor and guide treatment over time. Given the complex nature of children's mental health issues, primary care providers cannot be expected to perform these functions without the help of specialized child psychiatry resources offered in a collaborative fashion. PCMHs need access to consultation services and specialized care coordination. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
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Author/Address Keller, David:; Keller, David: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Health Policy and Research, Worcester, MA, US Sarvet, Barry: University School of Medicine, MA, US
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Care Coordination
Special Population(s) Children with Special Needs;Children without Special Needs;People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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