"An Update on Perfect Depression Care" by C. Edward Coffey, M.D., M. Justin Coffey , M.D., and Brian K. Ahmedani , Ph.D.

In 2006, an article in this journal described our quality improvement initiative, the Perfect Depression Care program, which received the American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Significant Achievement Award for that year. The initiative was associated with a dramatic reduction in annual suicide rates among members of our large health maintenance organization (HMO) network, who were receiving mental health care from the Division of Behavioral Health Services of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.