Sunday, June 17, 2018

Research synthesis on mental disorders and medical comorbidity

Many of you may have known about this report, but I just came across it while researching something else. It contains lots of background material in support of IBH-PC and related efforts. Very useful.

Druss BG, Walker ER. Mental disorders and medical comorbidity. Synth Proj Res Synth Rep. 2011;1-26. https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/workforce/mental_disorders_and_medical_comorbidity.pdf
This synthesis provides an overview of medical and mental comorbidity, with an eye towards current federal health reform efforts. It addresses the following questions: 1. What is the rate of comorbidity between medical and mental conditions and why is it so common? 2. What are the associated mortality, quality of care, and cost burdens of comorbidity? 3. What are the current evidence-based approaches for addressing comorbidity? 


-Ben Littenberg

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Poster by Kessler, Brenhoffer and van Eeghen: Frequently overlooked challenges of pragmatic trials

Rodger Kessler, Stephanie Brenhoffer, and Connie van Eeghen presented a poster at the Translational Science meetings in Washington in April. 

Kessler RS, Brennhofer SA, van Eeghen C. Frequently overlooked challenges of pragmatic trials. Translational Science. Washington, DC. April 2018.

You can link to it here.

Friday, June 8, 2018

We are very excited to announce our clinics have recently received plaques noting their involvement in this research project! We are proud partners with all of our clinics and are grateful for their full participation in our research. These plaques will also serve to increase patient enrollment and patient knowledge regarding the study they are a member of. 

A big thank you to Sylvie and Jessica for taking the initiative to highlight our partnership with our clinics and creating these plaques!