DIAMOND Depression Care Wins High Marks

16 Sep 2011

The innovative DIAMOND Program in Minnesota has shown success in caring for patients with depression. Jim Chase, president of MN Community Measurement said, "We knew improving depression care was a very difficult task. We're now starting to see that clinics that implement changes ... have better outcomes." The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) found that patients enrolled in the DIAMOND were much more likely to report that they were no longer depressed, or had less severe symptoms, than other patients six months after starting treatment.