The resources and key benefits used in the system are as followed:
Phase I-II developing instruments and technological innovation, and developing the system during 2006-2007
Initially there were twenty people within the core group who were tasked with setting the system up. These include project administrators, researchers and experts from the academia. Feedbacks were then collected from 31 medical physicians and nurses and 90 community leaders and village health volunteers from the pilot provinces. The fund used during these phases was from the government, totaling Bt. 6,195,300, which was used for the reviews, research, conferences and meetings for the development of the tools used in the system, resulting in 3 tools, 2 models, 1 program, and 5 activities of the surveillance.
Phase III-IV testing the system with pilot areas, and evaluating and redeveloping the system in 2008
180 health professionals and 300 village health volunteers were trained in the second stage of the system development in 25 provinces by phase I personals using Bt. 7,267,300 from the central government with some help from regional mental health offices in footing the bills for their area of operation to all aspects of the pilot testing including the production of manuals, tools and models and multiple training sessions.
Phase V-VII extending into 25 provinces, the second of redeveloping the system and technological innovations, and extending the system into health services around the country during 2009-2011
All in all, 11,345 public health services had been implemented with the system, where at least one personal from these centers had been trained to become acquainted with its operation. At the outset, 496 health professionals and 24,930 village health volunteers were trained to become local coachers who were able to further coach another 23,054 health professionals and 112,110 village health volunteers. Moreover, participants of evaluation process were a total of 2,209 health professionals, village health volunteers, depressed patients and general populations who were interviewed to find out information about the system. These phases were funded by the government to the sum of Bt. 48,453,600 in order to produce manuals, tools and models, re-evaluating, training human resources, and maintenance the system. The National Health Security Office also supported budget of medical mechanism for older people who were experiencing chronic diseases for health care settings to operate the system. There were totally 164,992 elderly who had been treated and cared resulting from the system which used to financial resources approximately Bt. 49,497,600 and Bt. 14,340,000 for administrative the system.
Overall, these resources had been utilized in development and organization of the system resulting in the care of more than 9 million people who had been screen for depressive disorders. The access of care this system brought have also help to reduced the unit cost for care of depressed patients seven-folds from Bt. 14,381 to Bt. 930 baht per person, or more than Bt. 20 billion saved for the country, with the estimates of 1.5 million depressed patients.