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Table 2 Key features of collaborative care for depression

From: Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression: QUERI Series

Collaborative care for depression is an integrated package of tools and strategies that typically includes:
▪Clinician education and decision support for primary care providers
▪Depression Care Managers (typically primary care nurses) trained to:
   ◦ provide patient education, support patient self-management, identify treatment preferences, monitor adherence and side effects, and assess patient outcomes;
   ◦ communicate information on treatment adherence and outcomes to primary care and mental health clinicians; and
   ◦ facilitate communication among patients, primary care providers and mental health clinicians.