Primary care referral of children with psychosocial problems.

  title={Primary care referral of children with psychosocial problems.},
  author={Jerry L Rushton and David Bruckman and Kelly Kelleher},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={156 6},
OBJECTIVES To examine primary care provider referral patterns for patients with psychosocial problems and to understand the factors that influence whether a mental health referral is made. DESIGN Secondary analysis of the Child Behavior Study data collected during 1994-1997 from background survey of providers, visit survey of providers and parents, and follow-up survey of parents. SETTING Two hundred six primary care offices in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. PATIENTS Four… CONTINUE READING