Managed care, access to mental health specialists, and outcomes among primary care patients with depressive symptoms

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OBJECTIVE: To determine whether managed care is associated with reduced access to mental health specialists and worse outcomes among primary care patients with depressive symptoms. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Offices of 261 primary physicians in private practice in Seattle. PATIENTS: Patients (N=17,187) were screened in waiting rooms… (More)
DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-1497.2002.10321.x

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