Taking a continuous-care approach to treating people with depression leads to improved outcomes and saves on costs, according to a new report.
In fact, Dr. Kathryn Rost from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, told Reuters Health that “health plans interested in improving the treatment they provide for depression … need to adopt models that provide care management on an ongoing basis, rather than an acute basis.”
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Grohol, J. (2005). Ongoing Care Eases Depression, Saves Money. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 6, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2005/02/24/ongoing-care-eases-depression-saves-money/