This Evidence to Practice review assesses the comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and budget implications of integrating behavioral health services into primary care settings compared with usual care.
This case report describes a patient whose medical history, clinical presentation, and other known factors should have prompted greater suspicion of false-positive serum ammonia elevation.
This randomized clinical trial aimed to determine if cognitive behavior therapy for depression and self-care in heart failure patients was effective and found that, relative to usual care, the intervention improved depression but not heart failure self-care.
This study evaluated the spectrum of symptoms, improvement in symptoms after discharge, and perceptions of palliative care among patients who were hospitalized for heart failure.
In a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of patient education for low back pain, Traeger et al found evidence that patient education in primary care can provide long-term reassurance for patients with acute or subacute low back pain.
Huffman et al determine the impact of a low-intensity collaborative care intervention for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder among patients hospitalized for an acute cardiac illness. Davidson et al provide an Invited Commentary.
Tosteson et al measure the effect of false-positive mammograms on quality of life by measuring personal anxiety, health utility, and attitudes toward future screening. See also the invited commentary by Kroenke.
Gierk et al evaluate the reliability, validity, and severity categories as well as the reference scores of the 8-item Somatic Symptom Scale, a self-report measure of somatic symptom burden used in field trials for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition). See also the Invited Commentary by Barsky.