Remission Time for Depression with Collaborative Care Management (CCM) in Primary Care

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A retrospective cohort study conducted from 2008 to 2013 determined the difference in remission time for depression patients being treated with usual care versus Collaborative Care. 7340 participants were evaluated at 4 oupatient primary care clinics that had implemented the Collaborative Care model between 2008 and 2010. Patients choosing Collaborative Care were found to have an average remission time of 86 days, compared to 614 days for patients choosing usual care. This study suggests that the Collaborative Care model is effective in a shorter time frame than usual care. 

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Publication date
February 2016
Gregory M. Garrison, MD, MS; Kurt B. Angstman, MD, MS; Stephen S. O'Connor, PhD; Mark D. Williams, MD; Timothy W. Lineberry, MD