Overview of Health Complexity and the Interaction Between Physical and Behavioral Health Conditions

  • Roger G. Kathol
  • Rachel L. Andrew
  • Michelle Squire
  • Peter J. Dehnel

Chapter Objectives

  • To define “health complexity” and the importance of medical and “behavioral health” information in value-based, integrated case management.

  • To describe the adverse interaction of physical and behavioral health disorders in adults/elderly and children/youth with health complexity.

  • To discuss the difficulty in delivering concurrent and coordinated treatment for physical and behavioral health disorders and their impact on health and cost outcomes.

  • To summarize the potential value of physical and behavioral health service integration and corresponding value-based integrated case management.


Health complexity Care delivery integration Value-based integrated case management Medical and behavioral interaction Independent behavioral health delivery Health and cost outcomes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger G. Kathol
    • 1
  • Rachel L. Andrew
    • 2
  • Michelle Squire
    • 3
  • Peter J. Dehnel
    • 4
  1. 1.Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™ and University of MinnesotaBurnsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Premera Blue Cross Mountlake TerraceUSA
  3. 3.ManahawkinUSA
  4. 4.Twin Cities Medical SocietyEdinaUSA

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