Integrating Medical and Psychiatric Care

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PAUL SUMMERGRAD
Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, USA

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Patients with psychiatric illness have high rates of co-morbid medical illness, early mortality, and increased total healthcare costs. In this talk Prof. Summergrad will review data on co-morbidity, mortality and cost of care.  Models for care integration and collaboration will be reviewed, as will burden of disease data from a US and Global Perspective.