An evaluation of a quality improvement program with a pay-for performance (P4P) incentive in a population-focused, integrated care program for safety-net patients in 29 community health clinics.
This study assesses how fidelity to two key functions of the Collaborative Care model affects patient outcomes. The results suggest that timely follow-up may significantly improve patient depression outcomes.
Trauma can increase the risk of health, social, and emotional problems. Despite the high prevalence of patients with a past history of trauma, few clinics or Collaborative Care teams have a protocol for addressing it. These three tips can help clinicians safely and effectively discuss the trauma history of their patients during their initial assessment.
The objective of this study was to design a bundled case rate that aligned with the variation found in evidence-based depression care in primary care or Collaborative Care for Depression. The investigation's findings supported a monthly case rate design that better matched payment with variation compared with a one-year fixed design.
A study to determine whether coordinated care management of multiple conditions improves disease control in patients with depression and poorly controlled diabetes, coronary heart disease, or both.
This paper by David J. Katzelnick, MD and Mark. D. Williams, MD explores large-scale dissemination of the Collaborative Care model. The authors agree that there is enough of an evidence-base proving that the model works and that the problem lies in the implementation science and dissemination knowledge base.
An example of what kind of metrics can be tracked in an integrated care implementation.
A description of the web-based data management system developed to support the IMPACT study, a multicenter trial of a disease management program for late-life depression in primary care.
A relapse prevention plan helps patients identify when depression may be starting to return so they can get help sooner – before the symptoms get bad -- and to remind them what has worked in the past to help them feel better.