Psychiatric morbidity in primary public health care : a multicentre investigation. Part II. Hidden morbidity and choice of treatment.
A total of 1281 patients were examined during consultation with their GP in a Nordic multicentre study focusing on the prevalence of psychiatric illness, hidden psychiatric morbidity, treatment and pathways to specialized care.
The methodology and prevalence were reported in an accompanying paper.
The present paper presents results concerning the variables hidden psychiatric morbidity, treatment and pathways to specialized care.
The GPs detected 44% of the psychiatric cases compared with the result of a diagnostic interview (PSE).
The distinction between psychosis and non-psychosis did not influence the GPs'ability to detect a mental illness.
According to the GPs'assessment the majority of patients suffering from a mental disorder consulted their GP about physical complaints.
The GPs treated the patients themselves, and only a limited number of cases were referred to psychiatrists or psychologists.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Dépistage, Soin santé primaire, Médecin généraliste, Orientation, Psychiatre, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Pays Scandinaves, Europe, Filière soins
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Medical screening, Primary health care, General practitioner, Orientation, Psychiatrist, Health staff, Human, Scandinavia, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0167527
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 21/05/1997.