Stratified Care vs Stepped Care for Depression
A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial
Jaime Delgadillo, PhD; Shehzad Ali, PhD; Kieran Fleck, PGDip7; et al
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.