Health care costs associated with depressive and anxiety disorders in primary care.

@article{Simon1995HealthCC,
  title={Health care costs associated with depressive and anxiety disorders in primary care.},
  author={Gregory E Simon and J. Ormel and Michael Vonkorff and William Barlow},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1995},
  volume={152 3},
  pages={352-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the overall health care costs associated with depression and anxiety among primary care patients. METHOD Of 2,110 consecutive primary care patients in a health maintenance organization, 1,962 were screened with the 12-item General Health Questionnaire. A stratified random sample of 615 patients were selected for further diagnostic assessment; 373 of these patients completed the Composite International Diagnostic Interview at baseline and 328 were reassessed 12… CONTINUE READING