Impact of collaborative care on absenteeism for depressed employees seen in primary care practices: A retrospective cohort study

Akuh Adaji, Richard D. Newcomb, Zhen Wang, Mark Williams

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Abstract

Objective: The impact of ''real world'' collaborative care on depression and absenteeism for depressed employees seen in primary care practices using objective employer absence data. Methods: A retrospective cohort study comparing depressed employees seen in primary care practices who enrolled for a ''real world'' collaborative care program to practice as usual (PAU) on objective absence days and depression response and remission at 6, and 12-month time periods. Results: Absence days were more in the collaborative care group compared with the PAU group at 3 and 6 months but at 12 months the difference was no longer statistically significant. Collaborative care led to better response and remission depression scores compared with PAU at 12 months. Conclusions: Collaborative care led to faster improvement in depression symptoms but did not translate to less time away from work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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