Table 6Summary of depression care support elements provided in programs of depression screening with feedback of results to providers.

General PopulationsOlder Adult Populations
Bergus et al113Jarjoura et al114Wells* et al110,118Rost et al109,190,191Bosmans et al115Whooley et al111Callahan et al112Rubenstein et al116
Screening results given to provider for reviewYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Improve Quality of PCP CareProvider prompted or trained in further assessmentYesYesYesYes
Provider given generic treatment protocol and/or depression management trainingYesYesYesYesYesYes
Provider given patient-specific treatment recommendationsYes
Logistical Support to PCP ProviderSupport or study staff provided proactive logistical help, e.g. with follow-up appointments, referralsYesYesYesYesYes
Other Staff Provide Some or Most of Depression CarePsychoeducational ClassesYes**
Support or study staff provided monitoring and/or case managementYesYesYes
Routine referral to behavioral counselingYes
Study, mental health, or other specialty staff provided depression care or medication managementPartialYesPartial
OtherFinancial commitment by provider’s institutionYes

Trials with statistically significant group differences shown in bold.


Group differences were significant only for the subgroup or participants with newly identified depression


This program offered a group psychoeducational class that only 12 percent of the intervention participants attended

From: 3, Results

Cover of Screening for Depression in Adults and Older Adults in Primary Care
Screening for Depression in Adults and Older Adults in Primary Care: An Updated Systematic Review [Internet].
Evidence Syntheses, No. 75.
O'Connor EA, Whitlock EP, Gaynes B, et al.

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