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Evaluation of an electronic consultation service in psychiatry for primary care providers

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, May 2018
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Title
Evaluation of an electronic consultation service in psychiatry for primary care providers
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12888-018-1701-3
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Douglas Archibald, Julia Stratton, Clare Liddy, Rachel E. Grant, Douglas Green, Erin J. Keely

Abstract

This study explores the effectiveness of an electronic consultation (eConsult) service between primary care providers and psychiatry, and the types and content of the clinical questions that were asked. This is a retrospective eConsult review study. All eConsults directed to Psychiatry from July 2011 to January 2015 by Primary care providers were reviewed. Response time and the amount of time reported by the specialist to answer each eConsult was analyzed. Each eConsult was also categorized by clinical topic and question type in predetermined categories. Mandatory post-eConsult surveys for primary care providers were analyzed to determine the number of traditional consults avoided and to gain insight into the perceived value of eConsults. Of the 5597 eConsults, 169 psychiatry eConsults were completed during the study period. The average response time for a specialist to a primary care provider was 2.3 days. Eighty-seven percent of clinical responses were completed by the psychiatrist in less than 15 min. The primary care providers most commonly asked clinical questions were about depressive and anxiety disorders. 88.7% of PCPs rated the eConsult service a 5 (excellent value) or 4. This study indicates that an eConsult psychiatry service has tremendous potential to improve access to psychiatric advice and expand the capacity to treat mental illness in primary care. Future research may include follow-up with PCPs regarding the implementation of specialist advice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 28%
Researcher 3 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 4%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 6 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 16%
Social Sciences 4 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 16%
Psychology 3 12%
Computer Science 2 8%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 7 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 June 2019.
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#1,408,760
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