This study was done in-kind. No outside funding was received. The study investigated the viability of whether collaborative models of primary care resulted in increased access to care by testing how often patients referred for behavioral health services actually initiate contact. This study helped us understand the differences between those who initiate treatment and those who do not. We used the Codman card methodology to collect process information from primary care physicians and behavioral health clinicians.
The specific aims for this study were:
Behavioral Health Referrals and Treatment Initiation Rates in Integrated Primary Care: A Collaborative Care Research Network Study. Auxier A, Mullin D, Runyan C, et al. Trans Behav Med. 2012. EPub 6 June 2012.
Establishing the Collaborative Care Research Network (CCRN): A Description of Initial Participating Sites. 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.
For additional information about this study, please contact:
Rodger Kessler, PhD