Pediatric primary care providers' use of behavioral health consultation

Prerna G. Arora, Elizabeth H. Connors, Kelly Coble, Angela Blizzard, Larry Wissow, David Pruitt

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This column describes a qualitative study in which 32 primary care providers (PCPs) reported barriers to and facilitators of using a behavioral health (BH) consultation program. Barriers included program incompatibility with organizational culture, limited exposure to the program, existing access to referral sources, and negative beliefs about BH consultation. Reported facilitators included having personal relationships with BH program staff, exposure to program information, and positive beliefs about BH consultation. PCPs recommended outreach activities and optimal program features to increase use of BH consultation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-534
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric Services
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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