To the Editor: Dr Rollman and colleagues1 reported the results of the Bypassing the Blues randomized controlled trial. It demonstrated the benefit of stepped collaborative care for postbypass surgery depression. Which components of this stepped-care approach are important and the generalizability of the findings to all cardiac patients with depression are issues that warrant further discussion.
Schrader GD, Cheok F, Beltrame JF. Collaborative Care for Post-CABG Depression. JAMA. 2010;303(13):1252-1253. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.362