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J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Mar-Apr;26(2):114-5. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2013.02.120219.

Family physicians are essential for mental health care delivery.

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The Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC 20037-1127, USA. ixierali@aamc.org

Abstract

As the largest and most widely distributed of primary care physicians, family physicians have an important role in providing mental health care, especially in rural and underserved areas. However, the proportion of family physicians who report providing mental health care is low. Policy barriers such as payment for mental health services should be explored to ensure access to mental health care for patients across the urban to rural continuum.

PMID:
23471924
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2013.02.120219
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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