Integrated Care: Treatment Initiation Following Positive Depression Screens

  title={Integrated Care: Treatment Initiation Following Positive Depression Screens},
  author={Benjamin R. Szymanski MPH and Kipling M. Bohnert and Kara Zivin and John McCarthy},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) may improve mental health services access and continuity of care. To assess whether receipt of integrated PC-MHI services on the date of an initial positive depression screen influences receipt of depression treatment among primary care (PC) patients in the Veterans Health Administration. Retrospective cohort study. Thirty-six thousand, two hundred and sixty-three PC patients with positive depression screens between October 1, 2009 and September… CONTINUE READING
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