Healthcare Utilization and Symptom Variation Among Veterans Using Behavioral Telehealth Center Services

  title={Healthcare Utilization and Symptom Variation Among Veterans Using Behavioral Telehealth Center Services},
  author={Kyle Possemato and Todd M. Bishop and Matt Willis and Larry J. Lantinga},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services \& Research},
Substance use and mental health problems are often underdiagnosed and undertreated in primary care. Veterans affairs facilities are using the Behavioral Telehealth Center (BTC) to provide evidence-based assessments for primary care patients via telephone. Whether participation in BTC services is associated with (1) increases in healthcare utilization and (2) decreases in symptoms based on behavioral health screening instruments, post-BTC services compared with pre-BTC services were investigated… 

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