Jürgen Unützer's inaugural column, "Psychiatry and Integrated Care," talks about the need for reaching more people with common mental health conditions in primary care settings and how the Collaborative Care model can help.
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Jeffrey Lieberman, President of the APA, strongly endorses Collaborative Care as the future of psychiatry in a column co-written with Jürgen Unützer.
Anna Ratzliff is interviewed about the teaching components inherent in Collaborative Care for a psychiatrist as well as her work training residents and established practicing psychiatrists in the role of a psychiatric consultant.
Providers take integrated approach, with patient numbers set to jump under new law and psychiatrists in short supply. Includes quotes from Drs. Unutzer, Ratzliff, and Katon.
Article about the University of Washington's pioneering money-saving approach to psychiatric care taking off across the country as health care providers prepare to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, talks with The Record's Steve Scher about Collaborative Care.
The AIMS Center will help implement Collaborative Care/IMPACT in medically underserved, rural, low-income communities as part of a Social Innovation Grant received by the John A. Hartford Foundation.
A comprehensive report on the role of psychiatry in health system reform, delivered to the APA Board of Trustees, emphasized the importance of emerging models of integrated or collaborative care. The Collaborative Care model is presented along with work by the AIMS Center.
Dr. Unützer talks about psychiatry in integrated care at APA's Institute on Psychiatric Services. “In a Collaborative Care model, we as psychiatrists can help our colleagues in primary care make a big difference and improve the lives of the patients they are seeing.”
Jürgen Unützer talks about improving depression care for older patients in primary care settings.