Using the chronic care model to tackle depression among older adults who have long-term physical conditions.

@article{McEvoy2007UsingTC,
  title={Using the chronic care model to tackle depression among older adults who have long-term physical conditions.},
  author={Phil McEvoy and Pamela Barnes},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={233-8}
}
Effective psychological and pharmacological treatments are available, but for depressed older adults with long-term physical conditions, the outcome of routine care is generally poor. This paper introduces the chronic care model, a systemic approach to quality improvement and service redesign, which was developed by Ed Wagner and colleagues. The model highlights six key areas that need to be addressed, if depression is to be tackled more effectively in this neglected patient group: delivery… CONTINUE READING

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