J Unutzer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Increased medical costs of a population-based sample of depressed elderly patients
    Wayne J Katon
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98195 6560, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:897-903. 2003
  2. pmc Efficacy of a systematic depression management program in high utilizers of primary care: a randomized trial
    Anne Berghöfer
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:298. 2012
  3. pmc Cost-effectiveness of collaborative care including PST and an antidepressant treatment algorithm for the treatment of major depressive disorder in primary care; a randomised clinical trial
    Marjoliek A IJff
    Program Diagnosis and Treatment, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:34. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of pain in depressed older adults
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1916-22. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint From establishing an evidence-based practice to implementation in real-world settings: IMPACT as a case study
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Box 356560, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 28:1079-92. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Transforming mental health care at the interface with general medicine: report for the presidents commission
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center, Box 356560, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:37-47. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Reducing suicidal ideation in depressed older primary care patients
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1550-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice. Late-life depression
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:2269-76. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term cost effects of collaborative care for late-life depression
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 356560, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:95-100. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Healthcare costs associated with depression in medically Ill fee-for-service medicare participants
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:506-10. 2009

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Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Increased medical costs of a population-based sample of depressed elderly patients
    Wayne J Katon
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98195 6560, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:897-903. 2003
    ..We examined whether older adults with depressive symptoms below the diagnostic threshold and those with DSM-IV major depression and/or dysthymia have higher medical costs than those without depression...
  2. pmc Efficacy of a systematic depression management program in high utilizers of primary care: a randomized trial
    Anne Berghöfer
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:298. 2012
    ..This study aims to examine the effects of a systematic screening and collaborative treatment program on depression severity in small primary care practices of the German outpatient health care system...
  3. pmc Cost-effectiveness of collaborative care including PST and an antidepressant treatment algorithm for the treatment of major depressive disorder in primary care; a randomised clinical trial
    Marjoliek A IJff
    Program Diagnosis and Treatment, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:34. 2007
    ..These treatment strategies may also work very well in the Netherlands too, even though health care systems differ between countries...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of pain in depressed older adults
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1916-22. 2004
    ..To examine pharmacotherapy for pain in a sample of 1,801 depressed older primary care patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint From establishing an evidence-based practice to implementation in real-world settings: IMPACT as a case study
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Box 356560, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 28:1079-92. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Transforming mental health care at the interface with general medicine: report for the presidents commission
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center, Box 356560, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:37-47. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Reducing suicidal ideation in depressed older primary care patients
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1550-6. 2006
    ..To determine the effect of a primary care-based collaborative care program for depression on suicidal ideation in older adults...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice. Late-life depression
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:2269-76. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term cost effects of collaborative care for late-life depression
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 356560, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:95-100. 2008
    ..To determine the long-term effects on total healthcare costs of the Improving Mood: Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT) program for late-life depression compared with usual care...
  10. doi request reprint Healthcare costs associated with depression in medically Ill fee-for-service medicare participants
    Jurgen Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:506-10. 2009
    ..To examine the association between depression and healthcare costs in medically ill fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare recipients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and the cost of health services in HMO patients aged 65 years and older. A 4-year prospective study
    J Unutzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    JAMA 277:1618-23. 1997
    ..To examine whether depressive symptoms in older adults contribute to increased cost of general medical services...
  12. ncbi request reprint Stepped collaborative care for primary care patients with persistent symptoms of depression: a randomized trial
    W Katon
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle 98195, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:1109-15. 1999
    ..Despite improvements in the accuracy of diagnosing depression and use of medications with fewer side effects, many patients treated with antidepressant medications by primary care physicians have persistent symptoms...
  13. ncbi request reprint Can depression treatment in primary care reduce disability? A stepped care approach
    E H Lin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Center for Health Studies, Met Park II, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:1052-8. 2000
    ..To assess effects of stepped collaborative care depression intervention on disability...
  14. pmc Predictors of outcome in a primary care depression trial
    E A Walker
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Wash 98195, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:859-67. 2000
    ..We examined whether depression severity, comorbid psychiatric illness, and personality factors might play a role in this lack of response...
  15. ncbi request reprint Population-based care of depression: effective disease management strategies to decrease prevalence
    W Katon
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 19:169-78. 1997
    ..We apply these concepts to the organization of services for patients with major depression...
  16. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of relapse prevention of depression in primary care
    W Katon
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 35 6560, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:241-7. 2001
    ..We hypothesized that a relapse prevention intervention would improve adherence to antidepressant medication and improve depression outcomes in high-risk patients compared with usual primary care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a collaborative care program for primary care patients with persistent depression
    G E Simon
    Center for Health Sudies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Washington 98101 1148, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1638-44. 2001
    ..The authors evaluated the incremental cost-effectiveness of stepped collaborative care for patients with persistent depressive symptoms after usual primary care management...
  18. ncbi request reprint Costs of health care use by women HMO members with a history of childhood abuse and neglect
    E A Walker
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:609-13. 1999
    ..We examined differences in annual health care use and costs in women with and without histories of childhood sexual, emotional, or physical abuse or neglect...
  19. ncbi request reprint Can quality improvement programs for depression in primary care address patient preferences for treatment?
    M Dwight-Johnson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Med Care 39:934-44. 2001
    ..Depression is common in primary care, but rates of adequate care are low. Little is known about the role of patient treatment preferences in encouraging entry into care...
  20. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for primary care patients with depression in managed care
    K B Wells
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Fam Med 8:529-36. 1999
    ..To evaluate the process and quality of care for primary care patients with depression under managed care organizations...
  21. ncbi request reprint Improving depression care: barriers, solutions, and research needs
    M Von Korff
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Fam Pract 50:E1. 2001
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization and costs among patients treated for bipolar disorder in an insured population
    G E Simon
    Center for Health Studies of the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 50:1303-8. 1999
    ..The study examined health care utilization and costs among patients treated for bipolar-spectrum disorders in an insured population...
  23. ncbi request reprint Utilization management in a large managed behavioral health organization
    A Koike
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 51:621-6. 2000
    ..The utilization management process of a managed behavioral health organization was examined to determine the frequency and types of reviews and the extent to which rationing of service was achieved through the denial of services...
  24. doi request reprint PEARLS depression treatment for individuals with epilepsy: a randomized controlled trial
    Paul Ciechanowski
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 19:225-31. 2010
    ..The objective of this randomized controlled trial was to determine the effectiveness of PEARLS, a home-based program for managing depression in adult individuals with epilepsy and clinically significant acute and chronic depression...
  25. pmc Prevalence, incidence, and persistence of major depressive symptoms in the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Stephen M Thielke
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:168-76. 2010
    ..To explore the association of major depressive symptoms with advancing age, sex, and self-rated health among older adults...
  26. ncbi request reprint Problematic substance use, depressive symptoms, and gender in primary care
    C A Roeloffs
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles 90024, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1251-3. 2001
    ..Men were significantly more likely than women to have received counseling about drug or alcohol use from their primary care practitioner...
  27. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for treating depression in community-based older adults
    Lesley E Steinman
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:175-81. 2007
    ..To present recommendations for community-based treatment of late-life depression to public health and aging networks...
  28. ncbi request reprint Large medical databases, population-based research, and patient confidentiality
    G E Simon
    Center ofr Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101 1448, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1731-7. 2000
    ..This article is a discussion of the use of large clinical databases in population-based research on psychiatric disorders...

Research Grants2

  1. The Role of Depression in Medicare's New "Chronic Care Improvement Program"
    Jurgen Unutzer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Our findings will help CMS strengthen the CCIP and will help public and private policymakers implement effective disease management programs for chronic medical illness and comorbid depression. ..