Experiences with Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Community HealthcareDwinnells R*
Ohio North East Health Systems, OH, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ronald Dwinnells, M.D.
Ohio North East Health Systems, Inc.
Youngstown, OH, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 03, 2015; Accepted date: February 15, 2016; Published date: February 28, 2016
Citation: Dwinnells R (2016) Experiences with Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Community Healthcare. J Community Med Health 6:395. doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000395
Copyright: © 2016 Dwinnells R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Purpose: How do patients and providers view behavioral health screening as part of an integrative healthcare program in the clinical outpatient setting?
Methods: Stratified random sampling was used to recruit patients and healthcare providers through quota and census sampling designs respectively. The primary outcome measure was to determine the satisfaction of patients and providers in the outpatient clinical setting with regards to SBIRT.
Results: Surveys indicate a high level of satisfaction with behavioral health screens in the clinical setting while per-patient appointment time decreased by three minutes post-SBIRT implementation (p = 0.001).
Conclusion: Satisfaction with behavioral health screening by patients and providers with improved time efficiency makes SBIRT an effective and efficient tool to support integrative healthcare in a clinical setting.