Review: The Net Benefits of Depression Management in Primary Care

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Interventions that provide training to primary care teams in how to manage depression most consistently produce net benefits, with more costly interventions of this type generating larger net benefits than less costly interventions. Collaborative care interventions, which add specialized staff to primary care practices, and therapy interventions, in which clinicians are trained to provide therapy, also generate net social benefits at conventional valuations of quality-adjusted life years.

Medical Care Research and Review
Publication date
June 2010;67(3):251-274
Glied S, Herzog K, Frank R.