Evaluation of "Depression in Primary Care" innovations

Brenda Reiss-Brennan, Pascal Briot, Gail Daumit, Daniel Ford

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Key stakeholders and executive decision makers in healthcare system require clear and convincing data of the value of chronic illness care models for the primary care treatment of depression. Well-conceived and conducted evaluations provide this necessary information. This case study describes the experience of a large, nonprofit healthcare system's experience with implementing and evaluating a quality improvement program for integrating depression management into primary care. The commentary that follows discusses specific evaluation questions that are relevant to each of the stakeholder groups involved in deciding whether or not to continue supporting such programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006


  • Behavioral healthcare integration
  • Depression
  • Evaluation
  • Primary care
  • Quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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