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July 1, 2017 Europe

The Impact of Integrated Psychological Services in a Safety Net Primary Care Clinic on Medical Utilization

The integration of phychological and behavioral health services into safety net primary care clinics has been viewed as a step toward reducing disparities in mental health treatment and addressing behavioral factors in chronic diseases. Though it is posited that integrated behavioral health (IBI) reduces preventable medical costs, this premise has yet to be tested in a safety net primary care clinic. 

Source:
Journal of Clinical Psychology