Wayne Katon, MD, professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington in Seattle, has worked to develop and test models for integrating mental health care into primary care practice for the past 30 years. For much of that time, dissemination of the model moved slowly, but this process has been rapidly accelerated by health reform and growing recognition of the benefits of integrated care.
Katon discussed the future of the model with JAMA.
Kuehn BM. Health Reform, Research Pave Way for Collaborative Care for Mental Illness. JAMA. 2013;309(23):2425-2426. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6494