Year: 2007 Source: Evidence Based Mental Health, v.10, no.2, (May 2007), p.51 SIEC No: 20080679

Unutzer et al (2006) reported the reduction of suicide ideation in depressed older adults participating in a collaborative care programme. In this commentary, Gilbody briefly notes how a collaborative care package should be designed to include the regular supervision of case managers, the employment of case managers with a mental health background, & fidelity to the basic collaborative care model used in the trial by Unutzer & colleagues. (4 refs.)