ARLINGTON, Va. – Today the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) jointly released a report that reviews the current scientific evidence for integrated care, specifically the Collaborative Care Model, and provides recommendations for advancing use of the model.
Integrated care refers to programs in which mental health care is delivered in primary care settings. Collaborative Care is a specific type of integrated care involving a multidisciplinary team, led by a primary care provider, providing scientifically proven treatments and focusing on patient outcomes. Significant research over the past three decades has proven the Collaborative Care Model to be effective.
“The evidence is clear that integrated care, and the Collaborative Care model in particular, can...Read More