Do On-Site Mental Health Professionals Change Pediatricians' Responses to Children's Mental Health Problems?
Practice Patterns, Physicians'
Primary Health Care
Referral and Consultation
On-site MHPs are more frequent in settings where low-income children are served and where pediatricians train. Pediatricians who comanage MH problems are more likely to do so when the on-site MHP is a child psychiatrist, substance abuse counselor, or social worker. Overall, on-site MHPs were not associated with comanagement or increased likelihood of pediatricians identifying, treating/managing, or referring children with 5 common child MH problems.