A National Agenda for Research in Collaborative Care
This collection of three research papers represents the fruits of the AHRQ-funded Collaborative Care Research Network Research Development Conference in Denver in October 2009. At the meeting, participants took steps toward establishing a research agenda for collaborative care among primary care and mental health clinicians.
Collaborative care emphasizes the recognition and care of mental health problems in primary care settings and the effective collaboration of primary care and mental health clinicians. Collaborative care is regarded as an important function of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), and one avenue toward achieving PCMH goals for health, patient experience, and affordability.
The three papers are:
- Establishing a Research Agenda for Collaborative Care (Miller, Kessler, Peek, and Kallenberg).
- A Framework for Collaborative Care Metrics (Kessler and Miller).
- A Collaborative Care Lexicon for Asking Practice and Research Development Questions (Peek).
Benjamin F. Miller, Psy. D., University of Colorado School of Medicine
Rodger Kessler, Ph. D., ABPP, University of Vermont College of Medicine
C.J. Peek, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Medical School
Gene A. Kallenberg, M.D., Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego
From Lexicon Definitions to Practical Metrics: The Flow of Concepts in the Papers
Establishing the Research Agenda for Collaborative Care
Toward a Collaborative Care Lexicon
The Method for Producing the Research Agenda—The Conference
Financial Research Questions
A Framework For Collaborative Care Metrics
Access to Behavioral Care for Medical Patients: Insufficient
Uncertainty about Characteristics of Ideal Care
Discussing Collaborative Care with a Common Consensually Derived Language
The Need for Definition and Measurement
Parameters of Measurement
Collaborative Care Measures and Metrics
A Collaborative Care Lexicon for Asking Practice and Research Development Questions
Introduction: A Place in a New Movement for an Old Idea
Consistent Language for research in Collaborative Care
A Method for Creating a Lexicon for Collaborative Care
The Product—A Lexicon for Collaborative Care
Applications for the Lexicon
Conclusion: The Need for Consistently Understood Concepts and Vocabulary in Emerging Fields
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The Collaborative Care Research Network Research Development Conference in Denver in October 2009, which served as the genesis for this paper, was funded by AHRQ under AHRQ grant No. 1R13HS018318-01.