B G Druss

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Advancing the adoption, integration and testing of technological advancements within existing care systems
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:345-8. 2013
  2. pmc Mental comorbidity and quality of diabetes care under Medicaid: a 50-state analysis
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Med Care 50:428-33. 2012
  3. pmc Budget impact and sustainability of medical care management for persons with serious mental illnesses
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 168:1171-8. 2011
  4. pmc Collaborative planning approach to inform the implementation of a healthcare manager intervention for Hispanics with serious mental illness: a study protocol
    Leopoldo J Cabassa
    New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA
    Implement Sci 6:80. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Medicine-based evidence in mental health
    Benjamin G Druss
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:543. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Medical services for clients in community mental health centers: results from a national survey
    Benjamin G Druss
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:917-20. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Tracking publication outcomes of National Institutes of Health grants
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med 118:658-63. 2005
  8. pmc Impairment in role functioning in mental and chronic medical disorders in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    B G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 14:728-37. 2009
  9. pmc Growth and decentralization of the medical literature: implications for evidence-based medicine
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Med Libr Assoc 93:499-501. 2005
  10. pmc Major depression, depression treatment and quality of primary medical care
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:20-5. 2008

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. doi request reprint Advancing the adoption, integration and testing of technological advancements within existing care systems
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:345-8. 2013
    ..This manuscript reviews the work on uptake and dissemination of health information technologies in mental health populations and settings, with the goal of informing the future research agenda...
  2. pmc Mental comorbidity and quality of diabetes care under Medicaid: a 50-state analysis
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Med Care 50:428-33. 2012
    ..With the anticipated expansion of Medicaid under health reform, it is particularly important to develop national estimates of the magnitude and correlates of quality deficits related to mental comorbidity among Medicaid enrollees...
  3. pmc Budget impact and sustainability of medical care management for persons with serious mental illnesses
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 168:1171-8. 2011
    ..The authors assessed the 2-year outcomes, costs, and financial sustainability of a medical care management intervention for community mental health settings...
  4. pmc Collaborative planning approach to inform the implementation of a healthcare manager intervention for Hispanics with serious mental illness: a study protocol
    Leopoldo J Cabassa
    New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA
    Implement Sci 6:80. 2011
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Medicine-based evidence in mental health
    Benjamin G Druss
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:543. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Medical services for clients in community mental health centers: results from a national survey
    Benjamin G Druss
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:917-20. 2008
    ..This study provides national data on community mental health centers' (CMHCs') capacity to screen for and address their clients' general medical conditions...
  7. ncbi request reprint Tracking publication outcomes of National Institutes of Health grants
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med 118:658-63. 2005
    ..This study examines when and how grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) lead to publications...
  8. pmc Impairment in role functioning in mental and chronic medical disorders in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    B G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 14:728-37. 2009
    ..Efforts to reduce disability will need to address the disproportionate burden and distinct patterns of deficits of mental disorders and the potentially synergistic impact of comorbid mental and chronic medical disorders...
  9. pmc Growth and decentralization of the medical literature: implications for evidence-based medicine
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Med Libr Assoc 93:499-501. 2005
  10. pmc Major depression, depression treatment and quality of primary medical care
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:20-5. 2008
    ..This study investigated the association between diagnosis of major depression, treatment for major depression and receipt of appropriate primary medical care...
  11. ncbi request reprint Improving general medical care for persons with mental and addictive disorders: systematic review
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA 30322, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 28:145-53. 2006
    ..To conduct a systematic review of studies of interventions designed to improve general medical care in persons with mental and addictive disorders...
  12. pmc Understanding mental health treatment in persons without mental diagnoses: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1196-203. 2007
    ..Concerns have been raised that this pattern might represent evidence of misallocation of treatment resources...
  13. pmc Swept away: use of general medical and mental health services among veterans displaced by Hurricane Katrina
    Benjamin G Druss
    Atlanta VA Medical Center, VA Health System, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:154-6. 2007
    ..This study examined national patterns of outpatient service use by veterans from regions affected by Hurricane Katrina...
  14. pmc Trends in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Nation's Community Health Centers: 1998-2003
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1779-84. 2006
    ..We examined trends in delivery of mental health and substance abuse services at the nation's community health centers...
  15. ncbi request reprint The volume-quality relationship of mental health care: does practice make perfect?
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, NE, Rm 606, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2282-6. 2004
    ..The authors examined whether an analogous association exists between the volume of mental health delivery and the quality of mental health care...
  16. ncbi request reprint Listening to generic Prozac: winners, losers, and sideliners
    Benjamin G Druss
    Mental Health, Emory University in Atlanta, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:210-6. 2004
    ..The major loser was Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of Prozac. Consumers and makers of other antidepressants largely remained on the sidelines, with surprisingly little short-term impact evident from Prozac's patent expiration...
  17. ncbi request reprint Trends in care by nonphysician clinicians in the United States
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:130-7. 2003
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  18. doi request reprint Health care reform and care at the behavioral health--primary care interface
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:1087-92. 2010
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  19. ncbi request reprint Should visit length be used as a quality indicator in primary care?
    Benjamin Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Lancet 361:1148. 2003
  20. pmc The Health and Recovery Peer (HARP) Program: a peer-led intervention to improve medical self-management for persons with serious mental illness
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30316, United States
    Schizophr Res 118:264-70. 2010
    ..Persons with serious mental illnesses (SMI) have elevated rates of comorbid medical conditions, but may also face challenges in effectively managing those conditions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the special section on the President's New Freedom Commission report
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1465-6. 2003
  22. ncbi request reprint Use of psychotropic medications before and after Sept. 11, 2001
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1377-83. 2004
    ..This study examined patterns of psychotropic medication use after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
  23. doi request reprint Understanding excess mortality in persons with mental illness: 17-year follow up of a nationally representative US survey
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Med Care 49:599-604. 2011
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  24. pmc A randomized trial of medical care management for community mental health settings: the Primary Care Access, Referral, and Evaluation (PCARE) study
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, NE, Rm 606, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 167:151-9. 2010
    ..The authors tested a population-based medical care management intervention designed to improve primary medical care in community mental health settings...
  25. doi request reprint Patient-level predictors and clinical correlates of duration of untreated psychosis among hospitalized first-episode patients
    Michael T Compton
    Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, SE, Room 333, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:225-32. 2011
    ..This study examined patient-level predictors of DUP and clinical correlates of both DUP and duration of untreated illness (DUI), both of which have been implicated as prognostic indicators...
  26. doi request reprint Quality of diabetes care for underserved patients with and without mental illness: site of care matters
    Jacqueline Lynn Green
    Internal Medicine Residency Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30323, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:1204-10. 2010
    ..This study assessed whether practice setting (outpatient primary care or emergency care) influenced whether patients with mental illness received the same quality of diabetes preventive care as patients without mental illness...
  27. doi request reprint Medical utilization among wellness consumers
    Viji Diane Kannan
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:722-36. 2010
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  28. doi request reprint Race-ethnicity as a predictor of attitudes toward mental health treatment seeking
    Ruth S Shim
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:1336-41. 2009
    ..Attitudes and beliefs about mental health treatment were examined to determine whether they contribute to these disparities...
  29. doi request reprint Health services determinants of the duration of untreated psychosis among African-American first-episode patients
    Michael T Compton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:1489-94. 2009
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and overweight/obesity among individuals with serious mental illnesses: a preventive perspective
    Michael T Compton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, 30303 GA, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 14:212-22. 2006
    ..The literature on the prevalence, etiology, prevention, and treatment of these two risk factors, in the context of serious mental illnesses, are reviewed following a preventive approach...
  31. ncbi request reprint The relationship between ex ante mortality risk and end-of-life medical costs
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 5:37-44. 2006
    ..While the magnitude of spending on end-of-life care is striking, it is difficult to determine if expenditures are wasteful or simply reflect the inherent uncertainty facing physicians...
  32. ncbi request reprint Rising mental health costs: what are we getting for our money?
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:614-22. 2006
    ..These parallels suggest the importance of learning from and working with the broader health care system in improving the returns on U.S. mental health spending...
  33. ncbi request reprint A survey of mental health leaders one year after the President's New Freedom Commission report
    Silke A von Esenwein
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road N E, Room 646, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:605-7. 2005
    ..Findings on successes and challenges in implementing the recommendations suggest areas for ongoing efforts to transform mental health care...
  34. ncbi request reprint Improving medical care for persons with serious mental illness: challenges and solutions
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:40-4. 2007
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  35. pmc Racial/ethnic differences in mental health service use among adolescents with major depression
    Janet R Cummings
    Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 50:160-70. 2011
    ..This study examined differences in mental health service use in non-Hispanic white, black, Hispanic, and Asian adolescents who experienced an episode of major depression...
  36. ncbi request reprint A review of HEDIS measures and performance for mental disorders
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    Manag Care 13:48-51. 2004
    ..A critical step toward improving performance is to understand where care is provided and then to identify clinicians who are responsible for ensuring that care is delivered appropriately...
  37. doi request reprint Integrating wellness, recovery, and self-management for mental health consumers
    Evelina W Sterling
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd NE, Room 660, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Community Ment Health J 46:130-8. 2010
    ..Developing approaches combining elements of each construct may hold promise for improving the overall health and well-being of persons with serious mental disorders...
  38. ncbi request reprint Challenges and solutions to integrating mental and physical health care
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Health Policy Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:e09. 2007
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint A descriptive study of pathways to care among hospitalized urban African American first-episode schizophrenia-spectrum patients
    Michael T Compton
    Dept of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Box 26238, 80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, S E, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:566-73. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to examine the pathways to care and number of help contacts prior to hospitalization in first-episode patients, and to ascertain the frequency of contact with primary care providers and police...
  40. ncbi request reprint Mental health care quality under managed care in the United States: a view from the Health Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:860-2. 2002
    ..This study examined the rates and correlates of mental health care performance measures in the Health Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Barriers to primary medical care among patients at a community mental health center
    Carolyn Levinson Miller
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1158-60. 2003
    ..The findings suggest the need for community mental health centers to better assess and address barriers to primary medical care...
  42. ncbi request reprint Using qualitative methods to distill the active ingredients of a multifaceted intervention
    Carolyn Levinson Miller
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, 950 Campbell Avenue 182, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:568-71. 2003
    ..Qualitative methods can be a useful means of "unpacking" multifaceted mental health services interventions. These methods may make it possible to refine and disseminate these models more widely...
  43. ncbi request reprint The most expensive medical conditions in America
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:105-11. 2002
    ..We use the findings to discuss the role for cost-of-illness and burden-of-disease estimates in setting priorities...
  44. pmc Process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction for patients with mental illness in the VA health care system: are there disparities?
    Laura A Petersen
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston VA Medical Center, TX 77030, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:41-63. 2003
    ..To compare process of care and outcome after acute myocardial infarction, for patients with and without mental illness, cared for in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) health care system...
  45. ncbi request reprint Quality of preventive medical care for patients with mental disorders
    Benjamin G Druss
    Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Med Care 40:129-36. 2002
    ..This study compares quality of preventive services between persons with and without mental/substance use disorders for a national sample of medical outpatients...
  46. pmc Receipt of nutrition and exercise counseling among medical outpatients with psychiatric and substance use disorders
    Mayur M Desai
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Conn 06516, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:556-60. 2002
    ..This study examines the relationship between mental disorders and the likelihood of receiving recommended nutrition and exercise counseling...
  47. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders and quality of diabetes care in the veterans health administration
    Mayur M Desai
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1584-90. 2002
    ..The population of persons with mental disorders is potentially vulnerable to poor quality of medical care. This study examined the relationship between mental disorders and quality of diabetes care in a national sample of veterans...
  48. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders and quality of care among postacute myocardial infarction outpatients
    Mayur M Desai
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center and Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven 06516, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:51-3. 2002
  49. ncbi request reprint Association of utilization management and treatment plan modifications among practicing U.S. psychiatrists
    Devra C Mintz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1103-9. 2004
    ..This study examined the relationship between utilization management techniques and psychiatrists' treatment plan modifications...
  50. ncbi request reprint Health beliefs and depression in a group of elderly high utilizers of medical services
    Carolyn M Levinson
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:97-9. 2005
    ..The results of this study suggest that the association between depressive symptoms and medical service use may be more closely related to how patients view their medical illnesses than with how they perceive their need for health care...
  51. ncbi request reprint Relationship of total health care charges to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor utilization patterns including the length of antidepressant therapy--results from a managed care administrative claims database
    Michael T Eaddy
    Applied Health Outcomes, 3488 East Lake Rd, Suite 201, Palm Harbor, FL 34685, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 11:145-50. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between SSRI utilization patterns and the use of health care services in the managed care environment...
  52. ncbi request reprint Mental health parity, access, and quality of care
    Benjamin G Druss
    Med Care 44:497-8. 2006
  53. ncbi request reprint Transforming mental health care at the interface with general medicine: report for the presidents commission
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center, Box 356560, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:37-47. 2006
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  54. pmc Do we know need when we see it?
    Benjamin G Druss
    Psychiatr Serv 58:295. 2007
  55. ncbi request reprint A new front in the tobacco wars
    Benjamin G Druss
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:319-20. 2005
  56. ncbi request reprint Patients' early discontinuation of antidepressant prescriptions
    Elizabeth Lewis
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:494. 2004
  57. ncbi request reprint The mental health/primary care interface in the United States: history, structure, and context
    Benjamin G Druss
    Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 24:197-202. 2002
    ..An historical and system-level perspective can provide a crucial step towards improving care on the mental health/primary care interface...
  58. ncbi request reprint EBM and quality improvement research
    Benjamin G Druss
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1255. 2007
  59. doi request reprint Effects of Food and Drug Administration warnings on antidepressant use in a national sample
    Mark Olfson
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1051 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:94-101. 2008
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  60. doi request reprint An orphan comes of age
    Benjamin G Druss
    Psychiatr Serv 59:833. 2008
  61. ncbi request reprint Retractions in the research literature: misconduct or mistakes?
    Sara B Nath
    Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
    Med J Aust 185:152-4. 2006
    ..DATA SOURCE AND STUDY SELECTION: All retractions of English language publications indexed in MEDLINE between 1982 and 2002 were extracted...

Research Grants11

  1. DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS IN PRIMARY CARE AND WORK SETTINGS
    Benjamin Druss; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This project will compare the impact of depression and three chronic medical illnesses on health costs, absenteeism and job performance ratings both cross-sectionally and over time. ..
  2. Mending the Public Safety Net: Improving Linkages Between CHCs and CMHCs
    Benjamin Druss; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Adapting a Medical Self-Management Program for a Community Mental Health Center
    Benjamin Druss; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If successful, it may provide a sustainable, scalable model for improving health behaviors in a highly vulnerable population. ..
  4. Improving primary care in patients with mental disorders
    Benjamin Druss; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results will provide data on the feasibility, outcomes, and costs of medical case management for patients with serious mental illnesses. ..
  5. Improving primary care in patients with mental disorders
    Benjamin Druss; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results will provide data on the feasibility, outcomes, and costs of medical case management for patients with serious mental illnesses. ..
  6. Improving Primary Care of Patients with Mental Disorders
    Benjamin G Druss; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..When this study is completed, it will provide a model for a medical home for persons with severe mental illness that is clinically robust, and organizationally and financially sustainable. ..