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Screening for Behavioral Health Problems in Adult Primary Care

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While clinical systems are adopting models of integrated primary care (IPC) at high rates, the scientific foundation for common IPC practices remains underdeveloped. In order for IPC to be successful both clinically and financially, multidisciplinary teams must be able to efficiently and effectively identify patients who would benefit from behavioral healthcare within the primary care service. To do so requires tactical broad and specific screening at both the population level and for those patients who are already known to be at risk for psychological and/or other behavioral health concerns. This chapter provides suggestions for screening practices to be utilized in adult IPC to assess for general behavioral health concerns as well as high prevalence specific clinical presentations.

Keywords

  • Screening
  • Adult IPC
  • Behavioral health
  • Assessment
  • Systems of care

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Byrd, M., Warfield, C., Brookshire, K., Ostarello, L. (2018). Screening for Behavioral Health Problems in Adult Primary Care. In: Duckworth, M., O'Donohue, W. (eds) Behavioral Medicine and Integrated Care. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93003-9_5

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