Depression Care Management

Published Articles

Absenteeism and Productivity at Work: Losses with Depression

Kessler, R.C., Akiskal H.S., Ames, M et all. Prevalence and Effects of Mood Disorders on Work Performance in a nationally representative sample of U.S. Workers American Journal of Psychiatry 163: 1561-1568. 2006. (View Abstract)

Stewart, W.F., Ricci, J.A., Chee, E. et al.. Cost of lost productive work time among US workers with depression. JAMA 2003; 289:3135-3144. (View Abstract)


Depression Treatments that Improve Absenteeism and Productivity at Work

Rost, K.M., Smith, J.L., and Dickinson, M. The effect of improving primary care depression management on employee absenteeism and productivity: A randomized trial. Medical Care 2004; 42, 1202 – 1210.

Lo Sasso, A.T., Rost, K.M., Beck A. Modeling the impact of enhanced depression treatment on workplace functioning and cost - a cost-benefit approach. Medical Care, 2006; 44, 352-358.

Schoenbaum M., Unutzer J. and Sherourne C., et al. Cost effectiveness of practice–initiated quality improvement for depression. JAMA 2001; 286: 1325–1330. (View Abstract)

Wang PS, Simon GE, Avorn J, Azocar F, Ludman EJ, McCulloch J, Petukhova MZ, Kessler RC. Telephone screening, outreach, and care management for depressed workers and impact on clinical and work productivity outcomes: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007 Sep 26;298(12):1401-11. (View Abstract)

Xu S, Rost K, Dong F, Dickinson LM. Stakeholder benefit from depression disease management: differences by rurality? J Behav Health Serv Res. 2011 Jan;38(1):114-21.


Depression Management in the Workplace: Encouraging Employers to Purchase High Quality Depression Care

(Depression Management in the Workplace)

Depression can have a debilitating effect on the productivity and morale in the workforce... but it can be successfully treated.

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