Integration of behavioral health and primary care: current knowledge and future directions

Mark E. Vogel, Kathryn Kanzler, James E. Aikens, Jeffrey L. Goodie

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Abstract

Integrated behavioral health in primary care has spread rapidly over the past three decades, although significant questions remain unanswered regarding best practices in clinical, financial and operational worlds. Two key models have emerged over time: care management and Primary Care Behavioral Health. Research to date has been promising; however, there is a significant need for more sophisticated multi-level scientific methodologies to fill in the gaps in current knowledge of integrated primary care. In this paper, we summarize current scientific knowledge about integrated primary care and critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of this knowledge base, focusing on clinical, financial and operational factors. Finally, we recommended priorities for future research, dissemination, real-world implementation, and health policy implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-84
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Behavioral Medicine
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

Keywords

  • Behavioral health
  • Care management
  • Collaborative care
  • Integrated care
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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