Importance of Collaborative Care for Patients With Major Depressive Disorder
An Overview for Payers

This brochure discusses how collaborative care models may help to foster cooperation and open communication between all members of the care team with the aim of integrating medical and psychiatric patient care and facilitating care coordination. It also addresses the societal and cost burden of major depressive disorder from a payer perspective.

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