Navigation Links
Team treatment for depression cuts medical costs
Date:2/6/2008

A team approach to treating depression in older adults, already shown to improve health, can also cut total health-care costs, according to a new study led by the University of Washington. The study appears in the February issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.

Clinical depression affects about 3 million older adults in the United States and is associated with 50 to 70 percent higher health-care expenses, mostly due to an increased use of medical, not mental health, services. In this study, researchers found that adults over 60 who received a year of team care for depression had lower average costs for all of their health care over a four-year period -- about $3,300 less than patients receiving traditional care, even when the cost of the team care treatment is included.

Over the past several years, a multi-center research team has been studying a team care approach called IMPACT (Improving Mood Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment for Late Life Depression). The treatment model features a nurse, social worker or psychologist serving as a depression-care manager. This depression-care manager works with the primary care physician and a consulting psychiatrist to care for depressed patients in their primary care clinic.

Previous studies have shown that the IMPACT program provides powerful health benefits, including significantly decreased depression and chronic physical pain, improved physical functioning and better overall quality of life. In this cost evaluation study, 551 IMPACT participants from two large health-care organizations, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound and Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, were followed for four years to examine long-term effects of team care on medical costs.

Study participants assigned to the IMPACT program saw significantly lower total health care costs over four years than patients receiving standard care, and our research shows that this difference was almost certainly due to th
'/>"/>

Contact: Justin Reedy
jreedy@u.washington.edu
206-685-0382
University of Washington
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Team Depression Treatment Cuts Total Senior Medical Costs
2. Vicriviroc Demonstrates Potent and Sustained Viral Suppression Through 48 Weeks of Therapy in Treatment-Experienced HIV-Infected Patients
3. Intensive blood sugar treatment in trial of diabetes and cardiovascular disease changed
4. Putting the Medical Profession on Notice!: Widow Tells Tragic Story of How Her Husband Died Due to Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment
5. Chemical chaperone could open door to treatment of neurological disorder
6. Statement of the American Diabetes Association on the Administrations Proposal to Undermine Funds for Research, Prevention and Treatment in FY09
7. Model found to determine cause, possible treatment of nerve tumors
8. Unsuspected protein determines resistance to breast cancer treatment
9. Insomnia patients often denied sleep treatment when they have mental health conditions
10. Men Can Take Their Time to Decide on Prostate Cancer Treatment, Reports the Harvard Mens Health Watch
11. New York Methodist Hospital to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding dress company offering many trendy ... on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans will have an ... lottery every week. , Moreover, the company has extended its ... Angelweddingdress homepage for more information. , Angelweddingdress is ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... ) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West ... Bard, Inc. in that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In an ... for a new trial after finding that C.R. Bard had ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte ... multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of ... dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a case ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released ... accidental death and dismemberment insurance . , Purchasing an ... can be very advantageous. This type of rider provides benefits ... dismemberment can be considered a lesser form of life insurance. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Yesterday, ... Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored ... leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device ... Olsen each received the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3
... two sets of brothers with autism, Johns Hopkins scientists ... to be linked very specifically to the severity of ... interacting protein 1), is a blueprint for a traffic-directing ... brain cells across which chemical signals flow. ...
... A study led by researchers at the University of Michigan ... drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects. ... cancer, looked at two compounds designed to activate a protein ... a significant number of human cancers. In some cases, it ...
... Machinery (ACM) has named Takeo Kanade, the U.A. and ... at Carnegie Mellon University, the 2010 winner of the ... computer vision and robotics. , The Newell Award, named ... School of Computer Science, recognizes career contributions that have ...
... cancer is the second most common cancer among women, with ... estrogen over a long period of time is one factor ... One way a woman can combat this risk factor ... with the activity of estrogen. Now, researchers at Fox ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- In ... study, researchers report that risks to postmenopausal women who ... ended the treatment. The study found that ... and blood clots, which were elevated while they were ...
... April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Poor overall health seems ... survivors, according to the results of a new study. ... breast cancer survivors participating in the After Breast Cancer ... shortly after diagnosis, and follow-up occurred an average of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gene linked to severity of autism's social dysfunction 2Health News:Gene linked to severity of autism's social dysfunction 3Health News:CMU's Takeo Kanade wins ACM/AAAI Award for career contributions to computer vision, robotics 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers find that fish oil boosts responses to breast cancer drug tamoxifen 2Health News:Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends 2Health News:Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends 3Health News:Overall Health May Be Key to Beating Breast Cancer 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately held ... into an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo ... therapy system for the treatment of cancer in ... system, is the world,s first and only MRI-guided radiation ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; ... a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall ... the Company,s accomplishments in 2014 and its outlook for 2015 ... Dear Fellow Shareholders, We would like to take ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015 Increasing sophistication among enterprise buyers ... localization purchasing in 2015, says Moravia CMO, ... recent study by market research firm Common Sense Advisory, ... for their translation and localization needs. "From a language ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7Moravia Sees Single-Sourcing as Key Localization Trend in 2015 2
... continuance needed to reduce cardiovascular,risks, ROCHESTER, Minn., ... therapy for enlarged prostates experience significant,surges in blood ... heart attack or,stroke, according to new research findings ... Clinic-led study of 185 consecutive patients who received,transurethral ...
... designed to validate drug targets for the fatal,neurodegenerative ... April 8, 2008 The ALS,Therapy Development Institute ... agreement with the Allen Institute for Brain Science ... using diseased tissues from a,preclinical animal model of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Microwave Treatments for Enlarged Prostate Cause Blood Pressure Surges 2Microwave Treatments for Enlarged Prostate Cause Blood Pressure Surges 3ALS Therapy Development Institute Signs Collaboration Agreement with the Allen Institute for Brain Science 2ALS Therapy Development Institute Signs Collaboration Agreement with the Allen Institute for Brain Science 3
... Operation: , Standby: All toggle switches at off ... pulse/s); 10 s (1 pulses/10 s) , Tetanus: ... pulses/s) , Train-Of-Four: Single (4 pulses/2 s); repeat ... Output Current: Adjustable from 0-70 mA(HI range) 0-6.0mA ...
... of Operation: , Double Burst : 2 60-ms bursts ... 1 s (1 pulse/s) , Tetanus: 50 Hz ... Train-Of-Four: Single (4 pulses/2 s) , Output Current: Adjustable ... Monophasic pulses (200-us duration) , Indicators: Battery LED (green) ...
... Modes of Operation: , Standby: A standby ... stimulus pulses. , Twitch: 1 s (1 pulse/s) ... Train-Of-Four: Single (4 pulses/2 s) , Output Current: ... Square Wave Monophasic pulses (200-us duration) , Indicators: ...
Anesthesia Associates Model 100 Compact Peripheral Nerve Stimulator, incorporates the latest state-of-the-art electronics with solid state cicuitry to ensure trouble-free operation and extended batte...
Medicine Products: