This study will determine the effectiveness of medical case management in improving the medical care of people with mental disorders or substance abuse problems.

Official Title


Improving Primary Care in Patients With Mental Disorders.


  • Mental Disorders

Study Type


Study Design

Health Services Research, Randomised, Open Label, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Efficacy Study.

Further Details

Primary Outcome Measures:

  • Quality of primary medical care
    [Time Frame: Measured over 2 years]
    [Designated as safety issue: No]

Secondary Outcome Measures:

  • Health status
    [Time Frame: Measured over 2 years]
    [Designated as safety issue: No]
  • Psychiatric symptoms
    [Time Frame: 2004-2009]
    [Designated as safety issue: No]
  • Costs
    [Time Frame: 2004-2009]
    [Designated as safety issue: No]

Study Start

July 2004

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Ages Eligible for Study: 18 years and older
  • Genders Eligible for Study: Both
  • Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of mental illness or substance abuse
  • Patient at Florida Hall (Grady Health Systems)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current use of medical case management

Total Enrolment


Contact Details

Emory University   
Atlanta, Georgia
United States, 30322

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