Major Depressive Disorder and Management of Population Health

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda.

CME-accredited Podcast
Recorded live at the AJMC Accountable Care Delivery Congress on May 11, 2018 in San Diego, California.

Major Depressive Disorder and Management of Population Health

Faculty Presenter

Roger Kathol, MD
President, Cartesian Solutions, Inc.
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
Burnsville, Minnesota

Activity Overview

The behavioral health care landscape is evolving and healthcare professionals are becoming more aware of the need to improve patient care and adherence to treatment. This activity examines the prevalence of major depressive disorder and the diversity of treatment options. The role played by accountable care organizations in helping to enhance the quality of life of patients experiencing this condition will also be highlighted.

Educational Objectives

  • Determine the prevalence of depression while describing the disparities in care and disabilities associated
  • Illustrate prohibitive treatment modalities that exist within major depressive disorder and how accountable care organizations are working to improve patient care
  • Apply the successes and failures of depression treatment within the private and public sectors, including how adherence to medications is being addressed
Release date: June 29, 2018
Expiration date: June 29, 2019
Target audience: Physicians, pharmacists, and managed care professionals
Type of activity: Application
Length of podcast: 1 hour
Fee: Free

How to Obtain Credit

To receive credit, participants must complete the online pretest, listen to the podcast in its entirety, and complete the online posttest and activity evaluation form. After completing the online assessment tests and activity evaluation form, participants may request credit. All participants must request credit before June 29, 2019. Credit will not be issued after this date.

Accreditation/Credit Designation
Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.0 contact hours.



Roger Kathol, MD, has the following relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest to disclose:
  • Consultant/Stock-Shareholder: Cartesian Solutions, Inc.

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