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Stratified care has the potential to improve depression treatment outcomes

RCT results published

A study supported by MindLife and which uses MindLife’s StratCare application

www.stratcare.co.uk

Stratified Care vs Stepped Care for Depression

A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

Jaime Delgadillo, PhD; Shehzad Ali, PhD; Kieran Fleck, PGDip7; et al
JAMA Psychiatry. Published online December 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.3539

Key Points:

Question  Is stratified care an efficacious and cost-effective approach to psychological treatment selection compared with stepped care?

Findings  In this cluster randomized clinical trial of 951 adults with common mental disorders, stratified care was efficacious and cost-effective for the treatment of depression symptoms relative to stepped care.

Meaning  These findings suggest that stratified care has the potential to improve depression treatment outcomes at a modest incremental cost.

Interview with Michael Barkham, PhD, and Jaime Delgadillo, PhD, authors of Stratified Care vs Stepped Care for Depression: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. Hosted by John B. Torous, MD, MBI.