Journal article

Better outcomes in mental health care: impact of different models of psychological service provision on patient outcomes

Belinda Morley, Jane Pirkis, Kristy Sanderson, Philip Burgess, Fay Kohn, Lucio Naccarella, Grant Blashki

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: One hundred and eight Access to Allied Psychological Services projects have been funded under Australia's Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care programme since July 2001. All projects are run by Divisions of General Practice and enable general practitioners (GPs) to refer patients to allied health professionals for evidence-based care. They differ in the models they use to retain, locate and direct referrals to their allied health professionals. This paper examines the extent to which the projects are achieving positive patient outcomes, and explores the association between different models of service delivery and varying levels of patient outcomes. METHOD: The paper draws on two ..

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