Differential Effectiveness of Depression Disease Management for Rural and Urban Primary Care Patients
Journal of Rural Health
Examined whether or not there is a differential impact of
enhanced depression care on patient outcomes in rural
versus urban primary care settings and whether
differences any are mediated by receiving evidence-based
care (pharmacotherapy and specialty care counseling).
Findings indicate that enhanced care for depression
improved mental health status over 18 months for urban
primary care populations, but not rural patients. Full
report available by contacting the Center.
WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
Scott Adams, Stanley Xu, Fran Dong, John Fortney, Kathryn Rost