The reliability of psychiatric diagnosis in Israel's Psychiatric Case Register.

@article{Goodman1984TheRO,
  title={The reliability of psychiatric diagnosis in Israel's Psychiatric Case Register.},
  author={Ann Goodman and Michael Rahav and M M Popper and Yigal Ginath and Elliott R Pearl},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1984},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={391-7}
}
To determine the reliability of psychiatric diagnoses in the Israel Psychiatric Case Register, DSM-III criteria were applied to case record abstracts of first admissions to a large psychiatric hospital in Jerusalem. The DSM-III diagnoses were compared with ICD-8 records diagnoses. Between 40 and 50% of those originally diagnosed as schizophrenia were re-diagnosed into less severe categories. The proportion diagnosed as affective disorder doubled from 21% for ICD-8 diagnoses to 40% for DSM-III… CONTINUE READING

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