Caring for Depression in Primary Care
Defining and Illustrating the Policy Context
Published in: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v. 58, suppl. 1, 1997
Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1997
Depression is a socially important condition that is often undertreated. This article reviews data from the Medical Outcomes Study illustrating the policy importance of depression, highlighting style of treatment under prepaid managed or fee-for-service care and strategies to improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of care.
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