Relationship of anxiety, depression and alcohol use disorders to persistent high utilization and potentially problematic under-utilization of primary medical care.

Abstract

Psychiatric disorders in primary medical care are prevalent, frequently undetected, under-treated, and costly. Studies report that psychiatric disorders are associated with high utilization of healthcare, but the stability of high utilization has not been systematically examined. Medical records data for 500 primary care patients in Connecticut, USA… (More)

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