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The Practitioner 2008;252(1703):17-19

Guidelines for depression improve patient outcomes

01 Feb 2008Pais-up subscribers

After controlling for patient prognosis, a significant inverse relationship was found between quality of care and the probability of persistent depression at 18 and 24 months. This suggests that doctors whose practice is concordant with guidelines achieve better outcomes; as an observational study, however, a causal link cannot be established.

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