Case-managed Care Improves Outcomes for Depressed Patients with Multiple Medical Conditions

A growing body of evidence has shown that an integrated care approach can have a significant impact on improving health outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and managing health care costs.  A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine supports an integrated approach by demonstrating the direct benefit of coordinating primary/medical health care with mental health care for depressed patients with multiple medical conditions.

Click here to learn more in the December 2010 Science Update on the National Institute for Mental Health website