Value of Collaborative Care in Major Depressive Disorder

As part of our dedication to providing you leading insights in disease management, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. is pleased to offer Frameworks in Health and Quality: Value of Collaborative Care in Major Depressive Disorder.

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer are common in patients with MDD and may negatively impact outcomes and contribute to higher health expenditures in this patient population. In the primary care setting, PCPs, who deliver the majority of care for patients with MDD, only identify about 50% of MDD cases. The implementation of a collaborative care model is one way to help ensure that adequate systems are in place for efficient diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for patients with depressive disorders.

This program is a series of unbranded resources for health care stakeholders, including payers and providers, that aims to improve understanding of MDD and collaborative care models in support of treatment goals.

Patients with MDD are often undiagnosed, undertreated, or treatment resistant, representing a significant unmet need in treatment.

Program objectives:

  • Emphasize the importance of collaborative care
  • Enhance communication among all stakeholders
  • Support stakeholders with patient and caregiver educational materials
  • Emphasize patient wellness and adherence to treatment plans
  • Promote depression management, utilization of depression screening tools, appropriate referral to a mental health specialist, and quality measures

This disease management program supports:


Program introductory materials and key issues for payers including Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) quality improvement resources and disease management program components

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Health Care Providers

Program introductory materials and education and awareness resources for providers, including primary care providers, mental health specialists, and case managers/psychiatric social workers; includes disease education and awareness of MDD and comorbid medical conditions and principles of collaborative care and implementation considerations

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MDD is about 3 times more common among patients with diabetes than among the population at large.

Patients and Caregivers

MDD resources for patients and caregivers focusing on disease education and awareness, adherence, and coping strategies

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Collaborative Care and MDD

Evidence supports collaborative care for improving depression symptoms, adherence to treatment, response to treatment, and remission and recovery from depression. Our Frameworks in Health and Quality: Value of Collaborative Care in Major Depressive Disorder disease management program can complement your efforts by providing resources to key stakeholders who are in a position to help improve the quality of care delivered to patients.

These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended as reimbursement or legal advice. You should seek independent, qualified professional advice to ensure that your organization is in compliance with the complex legal and regulatory requirements governing health care services and that treatment decisions are made consistent with the applicable standards of care.