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Training the Doctors: A Scoping Review of Interprofessional Education in Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH).

A new interesting article has been published in J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1007/s10880-018-9582-7. Review and titled:

Training the Doctors: A Scoping Review of Interprofessional Education in Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH).

Authors of this article are:
Landoll RR Maggio LA Cervero RM Quinlan JD.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Primary care behavioral health (PCBH) is a model of integrated healthcare service delivery that has been well established in the field of psychology and continues to grow. PCBH has been associated with positive patient satisfaction and health outcomes, reduced healthcare expenditures, and improved population health. However, much of the education and training on PCBH has focused on developing behavioral health providers to practice in this medical setting. Less attention has been paid to physician team members to support and practice within an integrated environment. This is problematic as underdeveloped physician team members may contribute to low utilization and attrition of behavioral health consultants. A scoping review was conducted to examine the training of physicians in this domain since 2006. Twenty-one studies were identified, predominantly in Family Medicine training programs. Although PCBH training was generally well received, more program evaluation, formalized curriculum, and faculty development are needed to establish best practices.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as: Family medicine;Graduate medical education;Internal medicine;Interprofessional education;Pediatrics;Primary care behavioral health.

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