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Potential for substitution of mental health care towards family practices: an observational study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, January 2017
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Title
Potential for substitution of mental health care towards family practices: an observational study
Published in
BMC Family Practice, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12875-017-0586-4
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Authors

Tessa Magnée, Derek P. de Beurs, Richard Boxem, Dinny H. de Bakker, Peter F. Verhaak

Abstract

Substitution is the shift of care from specialized health care to less expensive and more accessible primary health care. It seems promising for restraining rising mental health care costs. The goal of this study was to investigate a potential for substitution of patients with psychological or social problems, but without severe psychiatric disorders, from Dutch specialized mental health care to primary care, especially family practices. We extracted anonymized data from two national databases representing primary and specialized care in 2012. We calculated the number of patients with and without psychiatric disorder per 1,000 citizens in three major settings: family practices, primary care psychologists, and specialized care. Family physicians recorded psychopathology using the International Classification of Primary Care, while psychologists and specialists used the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition. Considerable numbers of patients without a diagnosed DSM-IV psychiatric disorder were treated by primary care psychologists (32.8%) or in specialized care (20.8%). Over half of the patients referred by family physicians to mental health care did not have a psychiatric disorder. A recent reform of Dutch mental health care, including new referral criteria, will likely increase the number of patients with psychological or social problems that family physicians have to treat or support. Enabling and improving diagnostic assessment and treatment in family practices seems essential for substitution of mental health care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 29%
Student > Postgraduate 3 18%
Other 2 12%
Professor 1 6%
Student > Master 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 3 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 18%
Psychology 3 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 October 2017.
All research outputs
#6,373,336
of 11,857,470 outputs
Outputs from BMC Family Practice
#643
of 1,184 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#139,521
of 327,995 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#17
of 31 outputs
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