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Table 1 The collaborative care framework (Gunn et al. [20])

From: Revealing hidden depression in older people: a qualitative study within a randomised controlled trial

Multi-professional approach to patient Care provided by a case manager working with the patient’s GP and under supervision from a specialist mental health clinician
Structured management plan Brief psychological therapy e.g. BA (plus/- medication support)
Scheduled patient follow-ups Proactive care
Enhanced inter-professional communication Patient-specific written feedback to GPs via letter, email and personal contact