Research Article

Clinical psychologist in primary care: controlled clinical and economic evaluation.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 288 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.288.6433.1805 (Published 16 June 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;288:1805
  1. M H Robson,
  2. R France,
  3. M Bland

    Abstract

    In a controlled, evaluated study of a behaviourally orientated clinical psychology service based in a health centre two randomised groups of patients were compared. Patients in the control group received usual primary care management; subject patients received the same, but in addition were able to consult a clinical psychologist in the health centre. Outcome was assessed by psychosocial and economic measures. These showed changes in favour of the subject condition, many of which were statistically significant.