Improving Psychiatric Consultation to Nonpsychiatrist Physicians

Troy L. Thompson, Thomas Wise, A. Benjamin Kelley, Lee S. Mann

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Abstract

Nonpsychiatrist physicians were surveyed regarding problems that they had experienced when seeking a psychiatric consultation or treatment referral. They gave three main reasons for not referring more patients to psychiatrists: a belief that other mental health professionals could do as well at less cost, that psychiatrists were less available to discuss patients, and that greater stigma was attached to seeing a psychiatrist than seeing other mental health professionals. Psychiatrists might improve their consultation and referral networks by addressing the misperceptions of their nonpsychiatrist physician colleagues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Psychiatry
Referral and Consultation
Physicians
Mental Health
Psychiatrists
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health Professionals
Therapeutics

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Improving Psychiatric Consultation to Nonpsychiatrist Physicians. / Thompson, Troy L.; Wise, Thomas; Benjamin Kelley, A.; Mann, Lee S.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.01.1990, p. 80-84.

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Thompson, Troy L. ; Wise, Thomas ; Benjamin Kelley, A. ; Mann, Lee S. / Improving Psychiatric Consultation to Nonpsychiatrist Physicians. In: Psychosomatics. 1990 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 80-84.
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