Family medicine practices received training, tools, and support to assist them in screening, treating, and managing postpartum depression, leading to greater likelihood of diagnosis, enhanced access to treatment and followup support, and better outcomes.
A collaborative initiative features standardized care elements and fixed per-patient payments for treatment of depression in the primary care setting, leading to high rates of remission and response to treatment and high levels of provider satisfaction.
With support from a statewide collaborative, primary care practices in Wisconsin proactively identify and address behavioral health issues in patients, leading to declines in binge drinking, marijuana use, and symptoms of depression, and to high levels of patient satisfaction.
Two safety net clinics offered low-income Hispanic patients with both diabetes and depression culturally appropriate care (including medication and/or psychotherapy) and ongoing support led by trained, bilingual social workers, leading to improvements in medication adherence, depression-related symptoms, and patient satisfaction.
A nurse-led, telephone-based collaborative care program improves mental and physical health in patients who suffer depression after cardiac bypass surgery and reduces hospital readmissions among men.
Automatically generated fax alerts did not succeed in improving patients' adherence to their antidepressant treatment plans.