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The Acceptability of Treatment for Depression Among African-American, Hispanic, and White Primary Care Patients
Background. Ethnic minority patients are less likely than white patients to receive guideline-concordant care for depression. It is uncertain whether racial and ethnic differences exist in patientExpand
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Reliability of the services assessment for children and adolescents.
OBJECTIVE This study examined the test-retest reliability of a new instrument, the Services Assessment for Children and Adolescents (SACA), for children's use of mental health services. METHODS AExpand
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Improving depression outcomes in community primary care practice
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To determine whether redefining primary care team roles would improve outcomes for patients beginning a new treatment episode for major depression. DESIGN: FollowingExpand
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Comparing Alternative Methods of Measuring Geographic Access to Health Services
AbstractObjective: This research compared alternative measures of geographic access to health care providers using different levels of spatial aggregation (county, zipcode and street) and differentExpand
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Primary care physicians' approach to depressive disorders. Effects of physician specialty and practice structure.
BACKGROUND Because primary care physicians (PCPs) are the initial health care contact for most patients with depression, they are in a unique position to provide early detection and integrated careExpand
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Development of Screeners for Depressive Disorders and Substance Disorder History
If screeners are going to be widely incorporated in clinical care to increase the detection of common psychiatric disorders, they need to be brief, easy to score, and sensitive across diverse patientExpand
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Use, Quality, and Outcomes of Care for Mental Health: The Rural Perspective
This review synthesizes empirical research in rural mental health services to identify current research priorities to improve the mental health of rural Americans. Using a conceptual framework of theExpand
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Barriers to initiating depression treatment in primary care practice
AbstractOBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: This study used qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the reasons primary care physicians and nurses offered for their inability to initiateExpand
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The Effect of Improving Primary Care Depression Management on Employee Absenteeism and Productivity: A Randomized Trial
Objective:To test whether an intervention to improve primary care depression management significantly improves productivity at work and absenteeism over 2 years. Setting and Subjects:Twelve communityExpand
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A trial of the effect of a standardized psychiatric consultation on health outcomes and costs in somatizing patients.
BACKGROUND Patients who somatize but who do not meet criteria for somatization disorder are common in the community. Virtually no research has been conducted to determine how to treat these patients.Expand
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