Our integrated clinic developed innovative practice workflows for the management of patients with newly diagnosed depression that achieves rapid improvement in symptoms and provides a concrete example of how to integrate behavioral health (BH) and primary care.
Our urban residency training clinic has employed a psychologist since 1985. Despite co-location, BH services were provided unsystematically. To buck this trend, the clinic identified depression as a priority and developed a strategy to address gaps in care. We identified non-pregnant, adults with a new diagnosis of depression with universal screening then applied adapted evidence-based treatment algorithms.
The workflow includes 6 visits with a BH or medical provider and 5 phone calls over 36 weeks. PHQ-9 scores are assessed at each visit and guide treatment decisions.
After 12-months, 104 patients have participated in the intervention. Mean PHQ-9 scores improved from 16.29 at baseline to 4.73 after visit 6.
Easy one-click social registrationIs this safe?
We only receive the minimum information necessary to verify your account. We never get access to your friends/contacts or your profile, and we never post on your behalf. Your social account is used for logging in only.ORRegister via email
Send me updates on this Contest
In order to ensure a fair voting process and to make sure that no one votes more than once, we ask that you register either with a social networking account (easiest, only requires one click) or by registering with your email address (this will require you to click on a verification email that we will send you).
You only need to register once.