Depressed patients benefit from team model in managing numerous illnesses

A team-based approach to primary care can help patients with depression and other chronic conditions better achieve their clinical goals, said a study in Annals of Family Medicine’s January/February issue.

More than 200 patients with depression and at least one other chronic condition such as diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol were studied in a randomized controlled trial. The study was conducted at 14 primary care clinics that are part of the Group Health Cooperative integrated system based in Seattle.

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