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Case identification of depression in patients with chronic physical health problems: a diagnostic accuracy meta-analysis of 113 studies

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  • Nicholas Meader
  • Alex J Mitchell
  • Carolyn Chew-Graham
  • David Goldberg
  • Maria Rizzo
  • Victoria Bird
  • David Kessler
  • Jon Packham
  • Mark Haddad
  • Stephen Pilling


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JournalThe British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
DatePublished - 2011
Issue number593
Pages (from-to)e808-20
Original languageEnglish


Depression is more likely in patients with chronic physical illness, and is associated with increased rates of disability and mortality. Effective treatment of depression may reduce morbidity and mortality. The use of two stem questions for case finding in diabetes and coronary heart disease is advocated in the Quality and Outcomes Framework, and has become normalised into primary care.

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