The purpose of this project was to evaluate the benefits of the presence of Behavioral Health Primary Care (BHPC) staff located in pediatric primary care clinics affiliated with a large hospital system serving a rural population in the mid-Atlantic. In particular, this study focused on evaluating the value of a brief behavioral health (BH) consultation model (referred to as a “warm handoff”
- Describe the warm handoff process in integrated primary care.
- Identify how the warm handoff process can enhance behavioral health service delivery of patient care in integrated primary care.
- Discuss emerging utilization patterns of behavioral health services following completion of a warm handoff in integrated primary care.
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