Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Optimizing Psychiatrist Appointment Frequencies to Improve Mental Health Access|
Bo S Kim
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||Health Services R&D
|| February 2020 -
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Background: Ensuring timely access to mental health services remains a major challenge for VA. In particular, access to psychiatrists was identified as a critical bottleneck by the Office of Inspector General (OIG)'s 2012 Review of Veterans' Access to Mental Health Care. The OIG's 2015 follow-up audit found that many VA facilities do not have explicit psychiatrist staffing plans. It is therefore important for facilities to (i) optimize the allocation of available outpatient psychi...
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