Cover: Improving Care for Depression

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 2006

by Lisa V. Rubenstein

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.

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