Ethnic density, physical illness, social deprivation and antidepressant prescribing in primary care: ecological study.

@article{Walters2008EthnicDP,
  title={Ethnic density, physical illness, social deprivation and antidepressant prescribing in primary care: ecological study.},
  author={Paul T. Walters and Mark Ashworth and Andre T. Tylee},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2008},
  volume={193 3},
  pages={
          235-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Antidepressant prescribing should reflect need. The Quality and Outcomes Framework has provided an opportunity to explore factors affecting antidepressant prescribing in UK general practice. AIMS To explore the relationship between physical illness, social deprivation, ethnicity, practice characteristics and the volume of antidepressants prescribed in primary care. METHOD This was an ecological study using data derived from the Quality and Outcomes Framework, the Informatics… CONTINUE READING

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