*Thomas E. Smith, M.D.
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.
Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.
Psychiatric Services 64: 828-831, 2013
"Integrated health care is the new gold standard for individuals
with general medical and mental disorders, whether their
"medical home" is a primary care clinic or a community mental
health center. When a "no wrong door" policy is in place,
individuals need not (and will not) seek different settings for
detection and routine treatment of highly prevalent general
medical and mental disorders. Integration, therefore, opens the
door to collaboration, timely care, improved quality, and parity
for general medical and behavioral illnesses-and closes the door
on disconnected treatment that is divisive, ineffective, and
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