Learn About the Collaborative Care Model
Source: American Psychiatric Association
Resource Type: Template or Tool
Audience(s): City or County Agency Staff, Community Member or Organization, Health or Mental Health Professional
The Collaborative Care Model has the most evidence among integration models to demonstrate its effective and efficient integration in terms of controlling costs, improving access, improving clinical outcomes, and increasing patient satisfaction in a variety of primary care settings – rural, urban, and among veterans. Multiple studies show that having a psychiatrist to provide caseload consultation to a care manager who coordinates with patients and a PCP is an essential element of the model and correlates with improved outcomes.