Is co-morbid depression adequately treated in patients repeatedly referred to specialist medical services with symptoms of a medical condition?
Objective: Patients with a medical condition and co-morbid depression have more symptoms and use more medical services. We aimed to determine the prevalence of depression and the adequacy of its treatment in patients who had been repeatedly referred from primary to specialist medical care for the assessment of a medical condition. Methods: All patients who had at least three referrals to medical and surgical specialists for an assessment of symptoms attributed to a medical condition, over a f...Expand abstract
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