Table 3. Comparison of Referral Processes for Behavioral Health versus Other Medical Subspecialty among Patient-Centered Medical Home practices
ProcessPractices Reporting That They Have a Standardized Process (%)
MH/SACardiologyP Value (MH/SA vs Cardiology)EndocrinologyP Value (MH/SA vs Endocrinology)
Processing referrals8491.00690.01
Tracking referrals7585.00183.003
Providing patient history and other information to specialists8396.000696.0006
Receiving consultation reports from specialists7796<.000196.0001
Helping patients schedule appointments with specialists outside the practice7887.0484.24
  • MH/SA, mental health/substance abuse.