The Collaborative Care Model for Mental Health

Executive Summary

Over 80 randomized controlled trials have shown the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) to be more effective than care as usual. Meta-analyses, including a 2012 Cochrane Review, further substantiate these findings. As a result, the CoCM is recognized as an evidence-based best practice by a range of authorities, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Surgeon General, the National Business Group on Health, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.