Review: GPs accurately diagnose about 50% of patients with depression and accurately classify 81% of nondepressed patients

Kroenke, Kurt
April 2010
ACP Journal Club;4/20/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 4, p12
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study undertaken to find the accuracy of unassisted diagnosis of depression by general practitioners (GP). The study involved searching the various databases for studies with sample size 50 and interview based diagnosis. The result shows that GP can identify accurately only about 50 percent of patients who have depression.


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