Five ways care management can shift to value-based careAs fee-for-service rapidly transforms into value-based care, the industry must improve member engagement and outcomes by using targeted care management interventions that help deliver bottom-line results across a broader spectrum of the population.
More evidence links psoriasis to depression
More evidence links psoriasis to depressionA recent study provides more evidence that patients with psoriasis–even mild cases–face a higher risk of major depression, a finding that could lead dermatologists to alert patients with the condition and even screen them for mental health issues.
Why kids and teens commit suicide (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in Pediatrics that examined why kids and teens are committing suicide; how they are doing it; and what groups were most likely to do it.
Providers are failing to meet needs of depressed patientsA new study shows that many adults with depression don’t receive treatment, whereas others receive treatments that do not match their level of illness severity.
Fertility services can be attractive benefitTwo fertility experts detail the pros and cons of a fertility benefit plan.
Antidepressant drug pipeline: What to know
Antidepressant drug pipeline: What to knowThere are promising developments in the pipeline for patients with treatment-resistant depression.
Wide geographic differences exist in treating diabetesA large-scale observational study led by Columbia University researchers may offer new approach to studying diverse patient groups.
Long-term impact of breastmilk on preterm babiesWhat are the long-term benefits of breastmilk for preterm babies? Also, a first-of-its-kind study looks at maternal folate levels and BMI and the role they play in the child's risk of obesity. Plus: What are the adverse neonatal outcomes of untreated depression in the mother?
Depression management lags, but PCPs may hold the key
Depression management lags, but PCPs may hold the keyPrimary care physicians commonly screen their patients for depression, but still underuse established and effective care management practices compared to other chronic illnesses like diabetes, asthma, and congestive heart failure, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.
Primary care must be the mental health medical home
Primary care must be the mental health medical homeAs a primary care physician, my responsibility to my patients goes beyond just caring for their physical well-being. My obligation—professional and ethical—is to treat the whole person and that means attending to their mental health as well.