Implementation of guideline-based care for depression in primary care Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depression
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Primary Health Care

abstract

  • Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for treating depression in primary care settings were developed, in part, to ensure that health services are provided in a consistent, high-quality, and cost-effective manner. Yet for a variety of reasons, guideline-based primary care for depression remains the exception rather than the rule. This work provides a brief review of effective strategies used to customize and then deliver evidence-based treatment for depression in primary care settings; describes two representative case studies that illustrate locally customized collaborative care strategies for treatment delivery; and concludes with principles and implications for policy and practice based on our practical experiences.

publication date

  • January 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10488-005-4235-1

PubMed ID

  • 16215662

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 43

end page

  • 53

volume

  • 33

number

  • 1