Improving Care for Depression
There's No Free Lunch
Published in: Annals of Internal Medicine, v. 145, no. 7, Oct. 3, 2006, p. 544-546
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2005
Primary care clinicians know depression well, yet diagnostic and treatment failures are common. In answer to the pressing need to do better, the elegant study by Dobscha and colleagues in this issue adds critical information to the existing body of work on improving depression outcomes in primary care, showing that in depression care, there's no free lunch.