Gregory E. Simon, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues evaluated the effectiveness of telephone-based care management for patients with depression in a prepaid health plan. Compared with patients patients assigned to usual care, patients contacted by telephone at two weeks, one month, and three months after receiving a new antidepressant prescription made significantly more medication management visits over six months, but the program had no effect on depression symptoms at six months (page 1441). Elderly persons hospitalized for depression have been shown to have medical, functional, and psychosocial needs in addition to psychiatric needs. Mi Jin Lee, Ph.D., and colleagues assessed the quality of post-discharge depression care by examining the extent to which it met these needs in a sample of 148 elders. At six months, those whose functional and psychosocial needs were met had significantly better depression outcomes (page 1446).