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Accession Number PB2014-100152
Title Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Mental Health Services in Rural Long-Term Care.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 40p
Personal Author A. F. Coburn J. A. Talbot
Abstract This paper explores novel practices that hold promise for increasing the quality, quantity, and accessibility of mental health services in rural long-term care. First, we provide context for this discussion by defining our population of interest, characterizing the mental health needs of individuals within this population, describing the psychiatric services typically afforded to them, and delineating potential benefits of enhancing those services. We also discuss why the present policy climate may favor efforts toward reform in mental health and long-term care. Next, we focus on conditions that limit the provision of high-quality psychiatric services to rural long-term care recipients. Further, we explore new approaches that have been proposed or used as means of addressing these obstacles. As part of this examination, we consider the potential for synergies between these innovations and reforms promulgated under the ACA.
Keywords Chronic disabilities
Health care delivery
Health care services
Long-Term Care(LTC)
Mental health care
Mental health services
Rural areas

Source Agency Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
NTIS Subject Category 44K - Health Services
92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
92C - Social Concerns
44U - Health Care Delivery Organization & Administration
Corporate Author Maine Rural Health Research Center, Portland, ME.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Working paper no. 50.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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