2006 Medicine
SemanticScholar ID: 231799238

Background Anumberof enhance- ment strategies have beenproposed to improve the quality and outcome of care fordepression inprimarycare settings. Decision-makersarelikely toneedtoknow

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Results Weidentified11full economic evaluations (4757 patients).Anearuniformfindingwas thatthe interventions basedupon collaborative care/case managementresulted in improved outcomesbutwere also associatedwith greater costs.When consideringprimary care depressiontreatmentcosts alone, ICERestimates ranged from »7 ($13, no confidence intervalgiven) to »13 ($24,95% CI7105 to148) per additional depressionfree day.Educational interventions alone were associatedwith increased cost and no clinical benefit.

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Prof. Simon Gilbody

University of York - Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group

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