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Organizing care for patients with chronic illness.
The challenge is to organize these components into an integrated system of chronic illness care, which can be done most efficiently and effectively in primary care practice rather than requiring specialized systems of care. Expand
Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys.
Reallocation of treatment resources could substantially decrease the problem of unmet need for treatment of mental disorders among serious cases and careful consideration needs to be given to the value of treating some mild cases, especially those at risk for progressing to more serious disorders. Expand
Developing the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0.
- T. B. Ustün, S. Chatterji, +6 authors C. Pull
- Medicine, Psychology
- Bulletin of the World Health Organization
- 1 November 2010
The WHODAS 2.0 meets the need for a robust instrument that can be easily administered to measure the impact of health conditions, monitor the effectiveness of interventions and estimate the burden of both mental and physical disorders across different populations. Expand
Interpreting Change Scores for Pain and Functional Status in Low Back Pain: Towards International Consensus Regarding Minimal Important Change
Proposed MIC values are not the final answer but offer a common starting point for future research and facilitate the use of these measures in clinical practice and the comparability of future studies. Expand
Outcome Measures for Low Back Pain Research: A Proposal for Standardized Use
An international group of back pain researchers considered recommendations for standardized measures in clinical outcomes research in patients with back pain and recommended a short, 6‐item questionnaire and a somewhat expanded, more precise battery of questionnaires, which would facilitate scientific advances in clinical care. Expand
Collaborative care for patients with depression and chronic illnesses.
- W. Katon, E. Lin, +7 authors D. Mcculloch
- The New England journal of medicine
- 29 December 2010
An intervention involving nurses who provided guideline-based, patient-centered management of depression and chronic disease significantly improved control of medical disease and depression. Expand
Association between obesity and psychiatric disorders in the US adult population.
- G. Simon, M. Von Korff, +4 authors R. Kessler
- Psychology, Medicine
- Archives of general psychiatry
- 1 July 2006
Variation across demographic groups suggests that social or cultural factors may moderate or mediate the association between obesity and mood disorder. Expand
A chronic disease score from automated pharmacy data.
It is concluded that scoring automated pharmacy data can provide a stable measure of chronic disease status that, after controlling for health care utilization, is associated with physician-rated disease severity, patient-rated health status, and predicts subsequent mortality and hospitalization rates. Expand
Adult health status of women with histories of childhood abuse and neglect.
Women with childhood maltreatment have a wide range of adverse physical health outcomes, and women with multiple types of maltreatment showed the greatest health decrements for both self-reported symptoms and physician coded diagnoses. Expand
Opioid Prescriptions for Chronic Pain and Overdose
Patients receiving higher doses of prescribed opioids are at increased risk for overdose, which underscores the need for close supervision of these patients. Expand