Liaison psychiatry in the modern NHS

Liaison psychiatry in the modern NHSThe report presents the findings of a study to identify how liaison psychiatry can most effectively contribute to the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) challenge of improving health outcomes and at the same time reduce health care costs.

The report is based on case studies from five established liaison psychiatry services in England, a review of published research and discussions with academic and other experts.

The approach is analytical rather than descriptive, with a particular emphasis on effectiveness and outcomes relative to cost.

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