Depression Care Management

With our help, you can turn employees suffering from depression into more productive members of your workplace.

The hidden costs of depression in American business are staggering, far surpassing the treatment costs employers absorb:

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Depression costs American Business $51 billion each year. (2012 $)*

Depression Care Management produces a return on investment for many employers by improving productivity at work and reducing absenteeism. Get better value for healthcare spending by providing care management to employees with depression.

Effective Depression Care Management should include:

  • Patient education regarding depression and its treatment.
  • 6 monthly outreach calls in the first 6 months.
  • 6 quarterly outreach calls between 7-24 months even if the patient feels better.
  • Care management contact with health providers (with patient permission) if patient fails to improve or begins to feel worse again.

* Citations:
Birnbaum HG, Kessler RC, Kelley D et al. Employer burden of mild, moderate, and severe major depressive disorder: mental health services utilization and costs, and work performance. Depress. Anxiety, 27: 78–89. doi: 10.1002/da.20580 (2010)
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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 can have a debilitating effect on the productivity and morale in the workforce... but it can be successfully treated.

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