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Impact of Rural Address and Distance from Clinic on Depression Outcomes Within a Primary Care Medical Home Practice

Compares rural and urban outcomes and rates of recovery for patients diagnosed with depression, describing mental healthcare disparities. Discusses Collaborative Care Management (CCM), which involves nurse care coordinators, behavioral health practitioners, and physicians working together to treat primary care patients with depression. Studies 3,870 patients in southeast Minnesota, analyzing remission data and patients' distance from their primary care clinic. Discusses the impact of rural residence, distance from providers, accessibility of care, and CCM on recovery rates.
Hailon Wong, Kyle Moore, Kurt B. Angstman, Gregory M. Garrison
BMC Family Practice, 20, 123
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Access · Health disparities · Integrated service delivery · Mental health · Mental health conditions · Primary care · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Minnesota