Labelling and illness in primary care : comparing factors influencing general practitioners' and psychiatrists' decisions regarding patient referral to mental illness services.
GPs and psychiatrists from South Wales were asked to make decisions based on the information included in each of 16 vignettes describing depressed and anxious subjects.
This information contained randomly assigned sex, psychiatric label, good and bad psychosocial context and age as well as eight different severity ratings of depression and anxiety symptoms.
Our results showed that both GPs and psychiatrists were influenced in their decision making by the severity of the illness, but that GPs alone were also strongly influenced by the presence of male sex and by the presence of a psychiatric label.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Prise décision, Hospitalisation, Etude comparative, Psychiatre, Médecin généraliste, Service santé, Santé mentale, Influence sociale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Decision making, Hospitalization, Comparative study, Psychiatrist, General practitioner, Health service, Mental health, Social influence, Human
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Cote : 92-0523714
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.