Using a population-based approach to health care helps ensure that no patient falls through the cracks. Employing a technology tool that tracks clinical outcomes for populations of patients and supports systematic changes in treatment for patients who are not improving as expected is an essential piece of all successful collaborative care implementations.
A summary of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications used in primary care.
This observational study found that antipsychotic prescribing fell significatly across Washington State following the implementation of child and adolescent psychiatry consultation services.
Collaborative care management was shown to improve the time to remission and shorten the duration of depressive symptoms in patients diagnosed with depression.
Researchers evaluated clinician burnout and satisfaction in care for complex patients in the Care of Mental, Physical and Substance-Use Syndromes (COMPASS) initiative.
Care Managers in the Care of Mental, Physical and Substance-Use Syndromes (COMPASS) Initiative were surveyed to determine how the way they implemented COMPASS related to patient outcomes.
The authors compared treatment of depression using measurement-based care to usual depression treatment. The study found that significantly more patients who received treatment with a measurement-based approach had higher response rates and acheived remission more quickly than those who received usual care.
A retrospective cohort study determined the difference in remission time for depression patients being treated with usual care versus Collaborative Care.
In this randomized clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of Collaborative Care for adolescent depression in primary care, adolescents (aged 13-17 years old) were randomized to receive either 12 months of usual care or the Reaching Out to Adolescents in Distress (ROAD) intervention, an adapted collaborative care intervention. Results indicated that adolescents in the intervention group had greater improvements in depressive symptoms than the controls, suggesting that Collaborative Care can be effectively used in primary care to treat adolescent depression.
A systematic review of the evidence for routine screening for Major Depressive Disorder in children and adolescents.