Toolkit for primary mental health care
development: Research report.
Training of PHC practitioners in primary mental health care
was provided by the CMHS psychiatrists and nursing staff.
The literature on experiences of patients diagnosed with CMD in community-based primary care services demonstrates challenges such as health professionals' communication abilities about the emotional suffering (18) and continuity of care (19); psychosocial interventions tailored to primary care setting in different cultural contexts (20,21); and the relationship between patients, services and primary mental health care
Integrating behavioral health and primary care services: The primary mental health care
Reliance upon fee-for-service delivery of primary mental health care
through GPs is challenged by the Chair of the Australian General Practice Network, who calls for '[b]roadening mental health services to multidisciplinary, team-based models of care, that are less reliant upon fee-for service programs' as a means of increasing access and choice of service deliverer (AGPN 2011, n.
The Ministry of Health, via district health boards (DHBs), now provides nationwide funding for primary mental health care
27) A major theme of an Australian Senate report on mental health, (29) which immediately preceded the Better Access program, was the heavy load on primary mental health care
workers such as GPs.
In an era of increasing recognition of the burden of mental and behavioral health problems and limited resources for referral, how much training in the area of primary mental health care
should students receive?
Investment in primary mental health care
, used in imaginative ways, can reduce that burden and improve the quality of millions of people's lives.
There is no current primary mental health care
system for children.
However, in reality, the capitation rate to HMOs excludes costs for all visits with a mental health diagnosis, so the HMOs are paid only a limited amount (some pharmaceutical costs) to support the delivery of primary mental health care
None of the trials adequately account for the "not otherwise specified" conditions or comorbidity issues that are at the heart of primary mental health care