Long-term benefits of short-term quality improvement interventions for depressed youths in primary care.

TitleLong-term benefits of short-term quality improvement interventions for depressed youths in primary care.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAsarnow, JR, Jaycox LH, Tang L, Duan N, LaBorde AP, Zeledon LR, Anderson M, Murray PJ, Landon C, Rea MM, Wells KB
JournalThe American journal of psychiatry
Volume166
Issue9
Pagination1002-10
Date Published2009 Sep
ISSN1535-7228
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Cognitive Therapy, Community Mental Health Services, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Depressive Disorder, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Primary Health Care, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Quality Assurance, Health Care, Quality of Life, Severity of Illness Index, Total Quality Management, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

Quality improvement programs for depressed youths in primary care settings have been shown to improve 6-month clinical outcomes, but longer-term outcomes are unknown. The authors examined 6-, 12-, and 18-month outcomes of a primary care quality improvement intervention.

Alternate JournalAm J Psychiatry