The PHQ-9 is a depression scale consisting of nine questions. The PHQ-9 can be used as a tool for diagnosing depression as well as for monitoring the patient’s treatment.
A comprehensive description of the duties, responsibilites and typical workload of a psychiatric consultant.
A clinical rotation curriculum introducing a senior resident to the role of psychiatric consultant in a Collaborative Care team.
The role of a primary care provider (PCP) in Collaborative Care is to oversee all aspects of the patient's care in close consultation and collaboration with the patient's care manager and designated psychiatric consultant.
Use this worksheet to create a shared vision for a new Collaborative Care program, or to revisit the purpose of an existing one.
A training module that describes the role of the primary care provider as part of a Collaborative Care team. Primarily for PCPs but relevant to the entire clinical team. 23 minutes.
Five reasons why Collaborative Care is beneficial to primary care physicians and their patients.
An overview of the basic steps needed to implement the Collaborative Care core model.
Describes the care manager’s role as part of a Collaborative Care team including team communication, patient engagement, treatment options, and patient outcome tracking. Primarily intended for care managers but relevant to the entire clinical team. 39 minutes.
In the largest treatment trial for depression to date, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jürgen Unützer followed 1,801 depressed, older adults from 18 diverse primary care clinics across the United States for two years.