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Collaborative care in real-world settings: barriers and opportunities for sustainability

Authors Sanchez K

Received 22 August 2016

Accepted for publication 8 December 2016

Published 5 January 2017 Volume 2017:11 Pages 71—74

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S120070

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Akshita Wason

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Johnny Chen

Katherine Sanchez1,2

1School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Abstract: Patient-centered care and self-management of chronic disease are optimally characterized by distinct adjunct services such as education, and support for the behavioral and psychosocial elements of managing disease. The collaborative care model for the treatment of depression and anxiety in primary care includes the integration of a behavioral health specialist, in collaboration with the primary care provider, and psychiatric consultation to effectively screen and treat common mental health problems. Dissemination and sustainability of the model have encountered numerous barriers across systems of care. This article represents a discussion of the key barriers to collaborative care and offers a discussion of opportunities for dissemination and sustainability of the model.

Keywords: collaborative care, barriers, depression, anxiety, patient preferences

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