Published in Mental Health Weekly Digest, December 13th, 2004
A 2-year program for depressed employees treated at 12 primary care practices nationwide improved productivity at work by an average of 6%, or an estimated annual value of $1491 per depressed full-time employee.
The program reduced absenteeism by 22% in 2 years, saving the companies an estimated $539 for each depressed full-time employee.
The study, published in the December 2004 issue of Medical Care, is among the first research to "demonstrate that improving the quality of care for any...
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