The mental health system are innovators in bringing in
interdisciplinary heath care delivery teams.
I imagine funding is what has encouraged this as many of these clients
are on disability or Medicaid. By having
teams which can work together through the medical, mental, nutritional and
social aspects makes a huge difference in the overall quality, cost and time
dedicated to health care (APA, 2017). It
avoids repetitive testing and unnecessary appointments and provides a concise
approach to focus on the entire patient and all aspects of their care in a
group format. I believe that this will have a better overall more cost
effective outcome for the patient.