Primary Care Behavioral Health Model (PCBH) Research: Current State of the Science and a Call to Action
The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of service delivery is being used increasingly as an effective way to integrate behavioral health services into primary care. Despite its growing popularity, scientifically robust research on the model is lacking. In this article, we provide a qualitative review of published PCBH model research on patient and implementation outcomes. We review common barriers and potential solutions for improving the quantity and quality of PCBH model research, the vital data that need to be collected over the next 10 years, and how to collect those data.
Hunter, Christopher L.; Funderburk, Jennifer S.; Polaha, Jodi; Bauman, David; Goodie, Jeffrey L.; and Hunter, Christine M.. 2017. Primary Care Behavioral Health Model (PCBH) Research: Current State of the Science and a Call to Action. Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Vol.25(2). 127-156. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-017-9512-0 ISSN: 1068-9583