Table 3

 Comparison of treatment for depression in the PMHC model of care and treatment as usual

Community-based outreach clinicWhite River Junction VAMC
Before (treatment as usual)After (treatment as usual)Before (treatment as usual)After (PMHC)
PMHC, primary mental healthcare (clinic).
*p<0.05 in χ2 comparison of White River Junction VA Medical Center (VAMC) before vs after.
**p<0.001 in χ2 comparison of White River Junction VAMC before vs after.
Any treatment, % (n)35.1 (47)35.3 (54)37.8 (70)52.3** (103)
Optimal treatment, % (n)3.0 (4)0.7 (1)1.1 (2)11.2** (22)
Seen in mental health, % (n)3.0 (4)5.9 (9)9.0 (16)36.03** (71)
Time to appointment for those seen in mental health
<4 days, % (n)0 (0)0 (0)5.9 (4)67.63** (70)
<30 days, % (n)50 (23)33.3 (18)17.6 (12)80.33** (83)
>90 days, % (n)0 (0)33.3 (18)17.6 (12)5.63** (3)