Do On-Site Mental Health Professionals Change Pediatricians' Responses to Children's Mental Health Problems? Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Mental Disorders
  • Pediatricians
  • 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.

publication date

  • January 15, 2016



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5012962

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.acap.2016.03.010

PubMed ID

  • 27064141

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