[PC-BH-Integration] Outcomes on Integrated Care Models
Helen L. Coons, Ph.D.
hcoons at verizon.net
Sun Feb 8 10:09:52 EST 2009
I am looking research based articles on the benefits of either integration
or collaboration of psychologists and other providers in primary care and
other medical settings. Any cost offset data would be useful, and
especially benefits to patients such as increased satisfaction with care.
There are some data on patient satisfaction in among women receiving
integrated care at academic health centers. References and/or abstracts
from your own and others' work would be greatly appreciated.
Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., ABPP
Clinical Health Psychology
Women's Mental Health Associates
hcoons at verizon.net
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[mailto:pc-bh-integration-bounces at lists101.his.com] On Behalf Of Emily
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 8:36 AM
To: pc-bh-integration at nccbh.net
Subject: [PC-BH-Integration] patient seclusion
I am looking for suggestions or solutions related to patient seclusion....
During our last JCAHO visit, the surveyors criticized us for not having
adequate verification that patients in seclusion were continuously
monitored. We were using a log for each incident that included the
signature of the staff person who continuously monitored the patient. The
surveyors argued that this would be too easy to falsify. We have installed
buttons on the outside of the seclusion rooms that staff press while
monitoring patients (which produce a computer printout) as evidence of the
Our issue is how to verify that the patient is monitored after the first
hour. JCAHO allows video observation beginning in the second hour of
seclusion, but we need some system in our nursing station to verify that the
person is watching the monitor.
I am very interested in hearing more about how other organizations are
dealing with this or similar issues, and also successful seclusion/restraint
Director of Quality Assurance
403 E. Madison St.
South Bend, IN 46617
emily at madison.org
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