Differential Effectiveness of Depression Disease Management for Rural and Urban Primary Care Patients

Date
09/2006
Citation
Journal of Rural Health, 22(4):343-350.
Description

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.

Center
WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
Authors
Scott Adams, Stanley Xu, Fran Dong, John Fortney, Kathryn Rost
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