This study investigates the viability of whether collaborative models of primary care result in increased access to care by testing how often patients referred for behavioral health services actually initiate contact. This study will help understand the differences between those who initiate treatment and those who do not. We will use the Codman card methodology to collect process information from primary care physicians and behavioral health clinicians.
The specific aims for this study are:
This project is currently closed. See below for key findings and presentation information.
For additional information about this study, please contact:
Rodger Kessler, PhD
Research Communications Manager
AAFP National Research Network
Access the complete manuscripts:
Behavioral Health Referrals and Treatment Initiation Rates in Integrated Primary Care(8 page PDF): A Collaborative Care Research Network Study. Auxier A, Mullin D, Runyan C, et al. Trans Behav Med. 2012. EPub 6 June 2012. (5-page PDF file; About PDFs)
Establishing the Collaborative Care Research Network (CCRN): A Description of Initial Participating Sites(14 page PDF). Sieber WJ, Miller BF, Kessler R, et al. Fam Sys Health. 2012;30(3):210-223
Key findings from this study were also presented at the seventh annual AHRQ National PBRN Research Conference, June 22-24 in Bethesda, Maryland.
This project was done in-kind. No outside funding was received.
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Card Study of the Collaborative Care Research Network