Care Management Processes Used Less Often For Depression Than For Other Chronic Conditions In US Primary Care Practices.

@article{Bishop2016CareMP,
  title={Care Management Processes Used Less Often For Depression Than For Other Chronic Conditions In US Primary Care Practices.},
  author={Tara F. Bishop and Patricia P. Ramsay and Lawrence P Casalino and Yuhua Bao and Harold Alan Pincus and Stephen M. Shortell},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          394-400
        }
}
Primary care physicians play an important role in the diagnosis and management of depression. Yet little is known about their use of care management processes for depression. Using national survey data for the period 2006-13, we assessed the use of five care management processes for depression and other chronic illnesses among primary care practices in the United States. We found significantly less use for depression than for asthma, congestive heart failure, or diabetes in 2012-13. On average… CONTINUE READING

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