There are no randomized controlled trials that support the United States Preventive Services Task Force guideline on screening for depression in primary care: a systematic review

@inproceedings{Thombs2014ThereAN,
  title={There are no randomized controlled trials that support the United States Preventive Services Task Force guideline on screening for depression in primary care: a systematic review},
  author={Brett D Thombs and Roy Charles Ziegelstein and Michelle R Roseman and Lorie Kloda and John P. A. Ioannidis},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening adults for depression in primary care settings when staff-assisted depression management programs are available. This recommendation, however, is based on evidence from depression management programs conducted with patients already identified as depressed, even though screening is intended to identify depressed patients not already recognized or treated. The objective of this systematic review was to… CONTINUE READING
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