Medical and economic costs of psychologic distress in patients with coronary artery disease.

@article{Allison1995MedicalAE,
  title={Medical and economic costs of psychologic distress in patients with coronary artery disease.},
  author={Thomas G. Allison and David Eugene Williams and Todd L. Miller and Christi A. Patten and Kent R. Bailey and Ray W Squires and Gerald T Gau},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={1995},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={734-42}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of psychologic distress, measured with a commonly used screening questionnaire, on 6-month morbidity and rehospitalization costs in coronary patients. DESIGN Psychologic distress was determined by screening with the Symptom Checklist-90--Revised (SCL-90-R) self-report inventory during the second week of cardiac rehabilitation. Costs associated with cardiovascular rehospitalization during a 6-month follow-up period were recorded, and differences between… CONTINUE READING

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