Behavioral Health Integration in Acute Medical Settings: An Opportunity to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs

​Laderman M, Mate KS. Behavioral health integration in acute medical settings: An opportunity to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2016 Jul;42(7):331-336.

Psychiatric comorbidities in acute medical settings are prevalent, but compared to ambulatory care, there are few models of integration of behavioral health. This article describes suggested barriers to better integration, core components of successful approaches, and the business case for this model of care based on a non-systematic literature review and expert interviews.

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