"A powerful intervention: general practitioners'; use of sickness certification in depression"

@inproceedings{Macdonald2012API,
  title={"A powerful intervention: general practitioners'; use of sickness certification in depression"},
  author={Sara Macdonald and Margaret Maxwell and Philip Wilson and Michael Smith and Will Whittaker and Matt Sutton and Jillian M Morrison},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Depression is frequently cited as the reason for sickness absence, and it is estimated that sickness certificates are issued in one third of consultations for depression. Previous research has considered GP views of sickness certification but not specifically in relation to depression. This study aimed to explore GPs views of sickness certification in relation to depression. METHODS A purposive sample of GP practices across Scotland was selected to reflect variations in levels of… CONTINUE READING