Population-based care of depression: effective disease management strategies to decrease prevalence

Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1997 May;19(3):169-78. doi: 10.1016/s0163-8343(97)00016-9.


This paper reviews the concepts of population-based care and disease management of major depression. Population-based care and disease management strategies motivated by health care reform provide approaches for organizing health services to lower the prevalence of common medical and psychiatric illnesses in primary care populations. We apply these concepts to the organization of services for patients with major depression.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Depressive Disorder / epidemiology
  • Depressive Disorder / prevention & control*
  • Health Maintenance Organizations*
  • Health Plan Implementation*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Mass Screening*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Population Surveillance*
  • Primary Health Care
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United States / epidemiology