Effectiveness of psychiatric intervention with somatization disorder patients: improved outcomes at reduced costs.

@article{Rost1994EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of psychiatric intervention with somatization disorder patients: improved outcomes at reduced costs.},
  author={Kathryn M. Rost and T. Michael Kashner and Roselyn G. Smith},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={1994},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          381-7
        }
}
In order to determine the health effects of an intervention that reduces the cost of care for somatization disorder (SD) patients, 59 primary care physicians were randomized to receive a psychiatric consultation letter providing treatment recommendations for 73 patients either at baseline or the end of the year-long study. Seventy of these patients (96%) were followed every 4 months for 1 year by a research assistant blind to randomization. A year following the intervention, patients of… CONTINUE READING
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