Psychiatrists for medically complex patients: bringing value at the physical health and mental health/substance-use disorder interface.

@article{Kathol2009PsychiatristsFM,
  title={Psychiatrists for medically complex patients: bringing value at the physical health and mental health/substance-use disorder interface.},
  author={Roger G. Kathol and Elisabeth Kunkel and Joseph S Weiner and Robert M Mccarron and Linda L. M. Worley and William Robert Yates and Paul Summergrad and Frits J. Huyse},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={93-107}
}
BACKGROUND In their current configuration, traditional reactive consultation-liaison services see a small percentage of the general-hospital patients who could benefit from their care. These services are poorly reimbursed and bring limited value in terms of clinical improvement and reduction in health-service use. METHOD The authors examine models of cross-disciplinary, integrated health services that have been shown to promote health and lower cost in medically-complex patients, those with… CONTINUE READING

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