Primary care physicians’ and psychiatrists’ willingness to refer to religious mental health providers

Results: In all, 896/1427 PCPs and 312/487 psychiatrists responded. Half of PCPs (34.1%–44.1%) and psychiatrists (51.4%–56.3%) knew
Christian providers; fewer PCPs (8.5%–9.9%) and psychiatrists (15.8%–19.6%) knew Jewish providers. Predictors included the
following: patients were Christian (odds ratio (OR) = 2.2–2.9 for PCPs, 2.3–2.4 for psychiatrists), respondents were Christian
(OR = 2.1–9.3 for PCPs) and respondents frequently attend services (OR = 3.5–7.0 for PCPs). Two-thirds of PCPs (63.3%–64%)
and psychiatrists (48.8%–52.6%) would refer to religious providers. Predictors included the following: patients regularly
attend services OR = 1.2 for PCPs, 1.6 for Psychiatrists, depression vignette only), respondents were Christian (OR = 2.8–18.1
for PCPs, 2.3–9.2 for psychiatrists) and respondents frequently attend services (OR = 5.1–6.3 for PCPs).

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