Studies back collaborative care model for mental health

10/18/2012 | Health Behavior News Service

A review of 79 studies found collaborative care leads to better outcomes for patients with depression and anxiety, compared with standard primary care, University of Manchester researchers reported in The Cochrane Library. Dr. Wayne Katon at the University of Washington Medical School commented that primary care physicians and patients are happier using the model, which can improve quality of care and outcomes while reducing costs or keeping them level.

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