What is it about?

We observed a 25% reduction in all-cause mortality among patients treated in mental health clinics that had implemented a team-based collaborative chronic care model (CCM). Our study included nine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers across the country.

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Why is it important?

Premature mortality among psychiatric patients is estimated to contribute to a life expectancy gap of at least a decade. Our research highlights the potential of the CCM to improve health outcomes and bridge the life expectancy gap between individuals with and without mental health conditions.

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This page is a summary of: One-Year All-Cause Mortality and Delivery of the Collaborative Chronic Care Model in General Mental Health Clinics, Psychiatric Services, October 2023, American Psychiatric Association, DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.20220428.
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