Effect of primary care treatment of depression on service use by patients with high medical expenditures.

@article{Katzelnick1997EffectOP,
  title={Effect of primary care treatment of depression on service use by patients with high medical expenditures.},
  author={David J. Katzelnick and Kenneth A Kobak and John H. Greist and James W. Jefferson and Henry J. Henk},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={1997},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={59-64}
}
OBJECTIVE The study examined the impact of identifying and treating depression among patients who had a history of high medical expenditures. Effects on service use, disability, and quality of life were measured. METHODS A total of 786 high users of services from two primary care clinics and an equal number of randomly selected patients who were not high users were screened for depression using the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) depression screen. High-user patients who screened positive were… CONTINUE READING

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