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Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Integrating child psychiatry into the pediatric medical home
Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications
  • David M. Keller, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Barry Sarvet, Tufts University School of Medicine
UMMS Affiliation
Center for Health Policy and Research; Department of Pediatrics
Date
1-1-2013
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
Patient-Centered Care; Primary Health Care; Mental Health Services; Child Psychiatry; Child Health Services
Abstract

To address the mental health needs of children and adolescents, Patient-Centered Medical Homes (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.

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Citation: J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Jan;52(1):3-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2012.10.010.
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Link to article in PubMed
PubMed ID
23265627
Citation Information
David M. Keller and Barry Sarvet. "Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Integrating child psychiatry into the pediatric medical home" Vol. 52 Iss. 1 (2013) ISSN: 1527-5418
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_keller1/18/