Learn about the rationale and evidence base for Collaborative Care as well as the role of the psychiatric consultant.
An article discussing integrated psychosocial care in oncology settings using the Collaborative Care model. The authors explain the components needed to achieve integration and the challenges that they pose, as well as strategies for future success.
A textbook chapter describing the implementation of the Collaborative Care model in cancer settings. The chapter discusses the advantages of using the Collaborative Care model to deliver integrated psychosocial care in oncology settings and outlines steps for successful implementation.
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.
New implementation guide and planning tool for achieving integrated care.
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.