Predictors of Receipt of Physical Health Services in Mental Health Clinics

  • Joshua BreslauEmail author
  • Riti Pritam
  • Diana Guarasi
  • Marcela Horvitz-Lennon
  • Molly Finnerty
  • Hao Yu
  • Emily Leckman-Westin
Original Paper


To inform efforts to improve physical health care for adults with serious mental illness, this study examines predictors of provision and receipt of physical health services in freestanding mental health clinics in New York state. The number of services provided over the initial 12-months of implementation varied across clinics from 0 to 1407. Receipt of services was associated with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, frequent mental and physical health visits in the prior year, and prescription of antipsychotic medications. Additional support may also be needed to enable clinics to target patients without established patterns of frequent mental health or medical visits.


Serious mental illness Primary care services Chronic physical illness Integrated care 



The funding was provided by National Institute of Mental Health (Grant No. R01MH102379).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RAND CorporationPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.New York State Office of Mental HealthAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.RAND CorporationBostonUSA
  4. 4.Langone Medical CenterNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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