Treating depressed older adults in primary care: narrowing the gap between efficacy and effectiveness.

@article{Untzer1999TreatingDO,
  title={Treating depressed older adults in primary care: narrowing the gap between efficacy and effectiveness.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Un{\"u}tzer and Wayne J. Katon and Mark D Sullivan and Jeanne Miranda},
  journal={The Milbank quarterly},
  year={1999},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={225-56, 174}
}
There is a gap between the efficacy of treatments for late-life depression under research conditions and the effectiveness of treatments as they occur in the "real world" of primary care. Considerable evidence supports the efficacy of treatments for late-life depression, but many depressed older adults either are not recognized or do not receive effective treatment for depression in primary care. Older adults face a range of special treatment barriers: knowledge deficits; losses and social… CONTINUE READING