Delivering mental health care to HIV-positive individual: A comparison of two models

Maria F. Gomez, David A. Klein, Shara Sand, Mari Marconi, Mary A. O'Dowd

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Abstract

Data on initial psychiatric evaluations performed in 1995 were compared to assess whether psychiatric consultation for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients provided on-site in an infectious disease (ID) clinic improved compliance and were preferred by staff to evaluations performed in a specialized AIDS psychiatric program. Compliance with initial appointments remained below 50% in both settings, but more patients seen in the ID clinic had received prior psychiatric treatment and medication and they were more likely to receive a psychotropic prescription at this initial visit. The ID clinic staff preferred on-site consultations. Stationing psychiatric consultants in the ID clinic may reach a more impaired population but did not improve compliance with the initial visit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-324
Number of pages4
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume40
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1999

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Psychiatry
Mental Health
HIV
Communicable Diseases
Delivery of Health Care
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Referral and Consultation
Consultants
Compliance
Prescriptions
Appointments and Schedules
Healthcare
AIDS/HIV
Clinic
Infectious Diseases
Population
Staff
Evaluation
Syndrome
Therapeutics

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

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Delivering mental health care to HIV-positive individual : A comparison of two models. / Gomez, Maria F.; Klein, David A.; Sand, Shara; Marconi, Mari; O'Dowd, Mary A.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 40, No. 4, 07.1999, p. 321-324.

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Gomez, Maria F. ; Klein, David A. ; Sand, Shara ; Marconi, Mari ; O'Dowd, Mary A. / Delivering mental health care to HIV-positive individual : A comparison of two models. In: Psychosomatics. 1999 ; Vol. 40, No. 4. pp. 321-324.
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