Unassisted detection of depression by GPs: who is most likely to be misclassified?

  title={Unassisted detection of depression by GPs: who is most likely to be misclassified?},
  author={Mariko Leanne Carey and Sze Lin Yoong and Alice Grady and Jamie Bryant and Amanda Jayakody and Rob Sanson-Fisher and Kerry J Inder},
  journal={Family practice},
  volume={32 3},
BACKGROUND Meta-analyses indicate 50% of cases of depression are not detected by GPs. It is important to examine patient and GP characteristics associated with misclassification so that systems can be improved to increase accurate detection and optimal management for groups at risk of depression. OBJECTIVE To examine patient and GP characteristics associated with GP misclassification of depression for patients classified by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 as depressed. METHODS A cross… 

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