|Title||Care Management Processes Used Less Often For Depression Than For Other Chronic Conditions In US Primary Care Practices.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Bishop TF, Ramsay PP, Casalino LP, Bao Y, Pincus HA, Shortell SM|
|Journal||Health Aff (Millwood)|
|Date Published||2016 Mar|
|Keywords||Asthma, Chronic Disease, Cross-Sectional Studies, Databases, Factual, Depression, Diabetes Mellitus, Female, Heart Failure, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Patient Care Management, Physicians, Primary Care, Practice Patterns, Physicians', Primary Health Care, Surveys and Questionnaires, United States|
Primary care physicians play an important role in the diagnosis and management of depression. Yet little is known about their use of care management processes for depression. Using national survey data for the period 2006-13, we assessed the use of five care management processes for depression and other chronic illnesses among primary care practices in the United States. We found significantly less use for depression than for asthma, congestive heart failure, or diabetes in 2012-13. On average, practices used fewer than one care management process for depression, and this level of use has not changed since 2006-07, regardless of practice size. In contrast, use of diabetes care management processes has increased significantly among larger practices. These findings may indicate that US primary care practices are not well equipped to manage depression as a chronic illness, despite the high proportion of depression care they provide. Policies that incentivize depression care management, including additional quality metrics, should be considered.
|Alternate Journal||Health Aff (Millwood)|
|Grant List||K23 AG043499 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States |
1R01MH104200 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
K01MH090087 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
K23AG043499 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
Care Management Processes Used Less Often For Depression Than For Other Chronic Conditions In US Primary Care Practices.
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