J Clin Outcomes Manage
Do clinician and patient adherence predict outcome in a depression disease management program?
Datto CJ, Thompson R, Horowitz D, Disbot M, Bogner H, Katz IR
A depression disease management program sought to increase clinician adherence to treatment guidelines and patient adherence to clinician recommendations through such strategies as physician feedback and patient education by a trained nurse. Adherence rates at 12 weeks were 64% and 45%, respectively, and adherence by clinicians and patients at 6 weeks were significant predictors of improved outcomes.
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