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Perceived Barriers to and Facilitators of Engagement in Reverse Integrated Care
University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications
  • Hillary A. Gleason, University of Montana
  • Debbie Truong, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Kathleen Biebel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Marie Hobart, Community Healthlink
  • Monika E. Kolodziej, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
Date
3-7-2016
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Introduction: Individuals with chronic mental illness and addiction have poorer health outcomes than the general population, largely because of preventable medical conditions. Early onset and heightened incidence of chronic disease—such as type two diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension—might limit behavioral health consumers’ quality life years and ultimately lead to early mortality. These health risks are exacerbated by coinciding poor health correlates such as low socioeconomic status, disrupted cycles of care, and substance use. Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) initiatives address these compounding health disparities by improving access to quality primary care and wellness services inside of behavioral health centers. As opposed to traditional integrated care models in which behavioral health services are co-located in medical settings, reverse integration targets consumers with serious and persistent mental illness who are more likely to frequent behavioral health care settings. Recently, this model of reverse integrated care delivery has been on the rise because of its unique capacity to meet the complex needs of behavioral health consumers... The current study employs semi-structured individual interviews to assess behavioral health consumers’ perceived barriers to and engagement in PBHCI services at an urban community mental health center.

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Citation: J Behav Health Serv Res. 2016 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site
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PubMed ID
26951236
Citation Information
Hillary A. Gleason, Debbie Truong, Kathleen Biebel, Marie Hobart, et al.. "Perceived Barriers to and Facilitators of Engagement in Reverse Integrated Care" (2016) ISSN: 1094-3412 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kathleen_biebel/60/