Managing depression as a chronic disease: a randomised trial of ongoing treatment in primary care.

@article{Rost2002ManagingDA,
  title={Managing depression as a chronic disease: a randomised trial of ongoing treatment in primary care.},
  author={Kathryn M. Rost and Paul A. Nutting and Jeffrey L. Smith and Carl E Elliott and Miriam Dickinson},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2002},
  volume={325 7370},
  pages={934}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long term effect of ongoing intervention to improve treatment of depression in primary care. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Twelve primary care practices across the United States. PARTICIPANTS 211 adults beginning a new treatment episode for major depression; 94% of patients assigned to ongoing intervention participated. INTERVENTION Practices assigned to ongoing intervention encouraged participating patients to engage in active treatment, using… CONTINUE READING
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