The effectiveness of mental health consultation and referral in ambulatory primary care: a research lacuna.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article reviews the research literature on referral to and consultation with mental health specialists for patients in ambulatory medical settings. Very few controlled trials measuring the efficacy of such liaison could be located. They were mainly from the British literature, usually involved psychologists, and (with the exception of one study) tested only the model of referral to the mental health specialist for treatment. More research needs to be done in this important area. Methodologic issues and topics for further study are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kamerow, DB; Burns, BJ

Published Date

  • March 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 117

PubMed ID

  • 3552877

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-8343

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0163-8343(87)90022-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States