Navigation Links
Team-Based Treatment Helps Those With Cluster of Chronic Illnesses
Date:12/30/2010

utcomes." Even death rates are higher among people who suffer depression along with another chronic illness, such as heart disease.

The researchers randomized 214 patients enrolled in the Group Health Cooperative, a health care system in Washington state, to receive "usual care" in a primary-care setting or to get the collaborative care approach, called TEAMcare.

Those in the TEAMcare group were assigned to a nurse trained in all three conditions who worked with a primary care physician to monitor medication and lifestyle changes.

At the end of 12 months, patients in the team group saw improved blood sugar control, better LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, lower systolic blood pressure and improvement with their depression.

Although the trial didn't last long enough to track actual health outcomes, the authors pointed out that improving these four measures has been associated in the past with fewer complications and death.

The TEAMcare approach cost $1,224 per patient for the year and the authors are now in the process of analyzing whether this actually saved the system money. These patients, on average, cost health-care systems $10,000 per year.

As always, though, the devil is in the details. "Implementation is the catch here," said Simon A. Rego, director of psychology training at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. "This requires a lot of steps that, at the moment, don't happen together: coordination of resources, an excellently trained nurse practitioner, a nephrologist [and other specialists], and it's in the context of an HMO [health management organization]."

"This is a difficult model to implement outside of a large group practice," added Conwell. "A lot of the care delivered in the United States is in small practitioners so this would be difficult in some respects."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more on

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Short on specialized intensive care physicians, team-based approach improves ICU outcomes
2. Physician assistants and internists reaffirm need for team-based primary care
3. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
4. Women More Likely to Fail Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
5. Social Anxiety and Panic - Alternative Treatment to Drugs and Therapy
6. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
7. Nanofilm Introduces Clarity Defog It™ Anti Fog Treatment and EcoClens™ Eco-Friendly Lens Cleaner at Vision Expo East
8. Many veterans not getting enough treatment for PTSD
9. Scott & White Memorial Hospital uses device to revolutionize treatment of traumatic aortic injury
10. Allegheny General Hospital Study Demonstrates Safety and Potential Efficacy of Oral Allergy Treatment
11. Charging less for more effective treatments could reduce health care costs while improving health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Team-Based Treatment Helps Those With Cluster of Chronic Illnesses
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 According to a new market ... (Product Types - Home Theatre in-a-box, Home audio systems, ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 ... billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD ... 3.7% from 2013 to 2019. Europe was the largest ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Revista, a one-stop source for ... data, is “on a roll.” Today, the Annapolis-based ... the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest areas of the ... widely available, comprehensive medical property database tracking these ... properties, including existing and recently added, is 34,549. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... American Addiction Centers, a leading national provider of ... and/or alcohol addiction, has been named to the Inc. ... The company is ranked 7th on the “Top 20 ... the list in the “Nashville Metro Area” sub-category. With ... Centers (AAC) ascended to number 474 on the larger ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... U.S. teens using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in the ... time period, the number of teens using indoor tanning beds ... increase the risk of skin cancers, including deadly melanomas, the ... overall percentage of teens who reported wearing sunscreen, from 67.7 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Sasha is a 10 year old ... getting a little older, and is having trouble getting up ... happens to have an owner who purchased a Butler Mobility ... accident, and could no longer get up and down the ... basement. She had tried a stair lift, but had ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Home Audio Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 20.68 Billion in 2019 2Health News:Home Audio Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 20.68 Billion in 2019 3Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 2Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 3Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 4Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 5Health News:American Addiction Centers Named to Inc. 500 List Recognition for Three-Year Sales Growth of 995% 2Health News:Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds 2Health News:Sasha Gets a Butler Mobility Inclined Platform Lift 2
... VASNM and the International Partnership for Critical Markers ... on Friday, May 1, 2009, examining FDA requirements ... meeting, which takes place at the Natcher Auditorium, ... to begin at 6:10 p.m. and conclude at ...
... Offers Top-Tier Developers And Designers Powerful New Brainwave-Based ... 26 As the videogame industry defies the ... to create the next generation of best-selling games ... that leads the global field in neuromarketing, has ...
... 26 A new ad campaign from Dakim, Inc. ... is not retired" and "My mind is in your ... dementia-fighting brain fitness tools in senior living communities. The ... #1-selling senior-focused brain training system that has been adopted ...
... Coalition to Protect Senior Care -- a national coalition ... nursing care -- commended the Senate Finance Health Subcommittee ... term care in any comprehensive health care reform plan ... Care in Health Reform." "Speaking on behalf of the ...
... Kennedy and Kay Bailey Hutchison introduced legislation that ... and advancing the national cancer program of the ... (Access to Life-saving Early detection, Research and Treatment) ... national cancer program and improve cancer research, prevention, ...
... Patients facing open heart surgery ... some great news: open heart surgery doesn,t have ... surgeon at Saint Joseph,s Hospital in Atlanta and the ... bypass surgery, has started performing the procedures in Georgia. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Meeting to examine FDA requirements for manufacturing PET radiopharmaceuticals 2Health News:Meeting to examine FDA requirements for manufacturing PET radiopharmaceuticals 3Health News:NeuroFocus Launches NGame; New Suite of Neuromarketing Products and Services for the Videogame Industry Elite 2Health News:NeuroFocus Launches NGame; New Suite of Neuromarketing Products and Services for the Videogame Industry Elite 3Health News:New Dakim Campaign Promotes Brain Fitness for Seniors with Elderly Holding Signs Declaring 'My Brain Is Not Retired' 2Health News:New Dakim Campaign Promotes Brain Fitness for Seniors with Elderly Holding Signs Declaring 'My Brain Is Not Retired' 3Health News:Coalition to Protect Senior Care Applauds Senate Finance Health Subcommittee Hearing on Long Term Care Improvement as Part of Broad Health Care Reform 2Health News:The AACR commends Senators Kennedy and Hutchison on the 21st Century Cancer ALERT Act 2Health News:Closing Open Heart Surgery: Saint Joseph's Performs Georgia's First Totally-Closed, Beating Heart Bypass Surgery 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014  The National Association of ... results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking ... Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful PSE ... meth offenders and make arrests. Data released by ... blocked the sale of more than ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 The ... lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, ... as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically ... officials track down meth offenders and make arrests. ... Kansas blocked the sale ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014  The National Association ... latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) ... National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful ... down methamphetamine offenders and make arrests. Data released ... Michigan blocked the sale of more ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Indiana's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2Kansas's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2Michigan's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2
... NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces ... in its catalogue: Global ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p098382/Global-Orthopedic-Instrumentation-Industry.html This report analyzes the ... by the following Product Segments: Reconstructive Sector (Hip ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Global Gelatin Industry ... the worldwide markets for Gelatin in Thousand Metric ... & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Photographic Supplies, and Others. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Global Orthopedic Instrumentation Industry 2
10 plate suitable for children and the illiterate....
Accepted by leading authorities as a simple and accurate method for discovering congenital color blindness of two type total color blindness and red/green blindness. This book is used for children an...
Stainless steel disposable retinal MVR blade, 10 pcs / box....
Lens Plus Daily Cleaner is the preservative-free daily cleaner for soft contact lenses....
Medicine Products: