Letters Care for mixed mental and physical multimorbidity

Author’s reply to Sharpe

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1288 (Published 10 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1288
  1. Peter A Coventry, senior research fellow1
  1. 1Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
  1. peter.a.coventry{at}manchester.ac.uk

I thank Professor Sharpe for his comments on the COINCIDE trial report and related editorial.1 2 3

I agree that we should not conclude that all collaborative care approaches are equivalent and that the COINCIDE results are the best that can be achieved for patients with complex mixes of mental and physical health problems. The point I would emphasise, and that we drew out in our discussion, is that the kind of collaborative care we tested was modelled on a more …

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