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Randomised controlled trial
Multicondition collaborative care intervention for people with coronary heart disease and/or diabetes, depression and poor control of hypertension, blood sugar or hypercholesterolemia improves disability and quality of life compared with usual care
  1. Peter Coventry
  1. Health Sciences and Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Peter Coventry
    Greater Manchester Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care and Health Sciences Research Group, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK; Peter.A.Coventry{at}manchester.ac.uk

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Depression is two to three times more common in people with chronic physical disease. When combined with other chronic diseases, depression is associated with significantly greater decrements in functioning than one or more chronic physical illness, or depression alone.1 Innovative collaborative care models have proven successful in reducing symptoms of depression in people with chronic disease2 but the ‘TEAMcare’ intervention is the first to improve depression and physical health in people with poorly controlled diabetes and/or coronary heart disease and poorly controlled blood pressure or cholesterol.3 The …

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