Volume 23, Issue 5
The Remington Report
From the Remington Report Magazine issue: Value Based Care Solutions Across The Continuum
New Initiatives Are Promoting Change
The topic of senior depression is introduced at the outset of this article, as follows: “The prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed depression in U.S. adults 65 years of age and older is a growing problem for the U.S. healthcare delivery system.” The less-than-adequate diagnosis of depression and its treatment (with anti-depressants) in primary care settings are described on page 16, followed by discussion of newer, routine use of screening measures of depression in older adults undertaken in primary care settings (pages 16-17). Today, the American College of Physicians (ACP) is calling for better integration of behavioral health in primary care, and seminal points in its position paper.