Collaborative Care

What Is Collaborative Care?

Collaborative Care (CoCM) is a specific type of integrated care developed at the University of Washington that treats common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety that require systematic follow-up due to their persistent nature. Collaborative Care focuses on defined patient populations tracked in a registry, measurement-based practice, and treatment to target. 

More than 80 randomized controlled trials have shown Collaborative Care to be more effective than usual care, further substantiated by several meta-analyses of the evidence, including a 2012 Cochrane Summary that reviewed 79 randomized controlled trials and 24,308 patients worldwide.

To learn more about the Collaborative Care evidence base, please visit the University of Washington AIMS Center website.