TEAMcare: an integrated multicondition collaborative care program for chronic illnesses and depression

J Ambul Care Manage. Apr-Jun 2011;34(2):152-62. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0b013e31820ef6a4.


Patients with poorly controlled diabetes, coronary heart disease, and depression have an increased risk of adverse outcomes. In a randomized, controlled trial, we tested an intervention designed to improve disease control outcomes for diabetes and/or heart disease and coexisting depression. Patients with one or more parameters of poor medical disease control (ie, HbA1c ≥8.5, or SBP >140, or LDL >130) and a Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) ≥10 were randomized to the TEAMcare intervention or usual care (N = 214). This article will describe the TEAMcare health services model that has been shown to improve quality of care and medical and psychiatric outcomes.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Antidepressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Comorbidity
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Depression / drug therapy*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Primary Health Care
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Self Care
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Antidepressive Agents