The Practice of Psychiatric E-Consultation: Current State and Future Directions

This article affiliated with Harvard Medical School presents a narrative review of the existing literature on psychiatric e-consultation. The review aims to provide guidance on psychiatric e-consult practice and suggest future research directions. The review highlights the benefits of psychiatric e-consults, including improved access to specialist guidance in mental health care and primary care provider satisfaction. The review also discusses the contextual factors that affect the implementation of psychiatric e-consult services and the specific practical considerations that may affect psychiatric e-consult technique. The article concludes that psychiatric e-consults may help address the widespread lack of access to specialty psychiatric care and calls for further studies to examine clinical outcomes based on psychiatry e-consults. Read the full article here.

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