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Depression in Primary Care
Evidence and Practice


Rachel Churchill, Peter Bower, Linda Gask, Karina Lovell, David Richards, Stephen Thielke, Jürgen Unützer, Pim Cuijpers, Annemieke van Straten, Laura Kool, Ricardo Araya
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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521870504

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  • Although depression is a major cause of illness and disability, the quality of care offered is often poor. Research evidence demonstrating how the quality of primary care can be improved is dispersed in different academic journals and written in technical jargon. Depression in Primary Care: Evidence and Practice summarizes this research in a clear and useable format. This collection of high quality reviews of research evidence takes the form of a series of clinical and economic evaluations. Each provides a clear summary of the best evidence from trials and an accessible 'how to do it' guide, written by international experts. Global approaches towards the organization and delivery of primary care for depression are presented, from the UK, North America, Europe and the developing world. An important source of practical guidance about how to implement quality improvement programs in clinical practice, this book will assist practitioners, researchers and policy makers alike.

    • Combines clear evidence summaries with a simple and practical guide about how to implement quality improvement programmes in practice
    • Prepared by international experts and of interest and relevance in all countries and healthcare settings
    • Addresses a major healthcare priority identified by the World Health Organization, US Agency for Healthcare Research and UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence
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    'This book is excellent … It manages to be academically rigorous, relevant to developments in health and policy and readable into the bargain.' The Psychiatrist

    'The book covers a great many thoughts and possibilities in working through the policy development and is a superb resource to help the discussion along.' Doody's Notes

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521870504
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Depression in primary care Rachel Churchill and Simon Gilbody
    2. Models of care Simon Gilbody and Peter Bower
    3. Linking evidence to practice Simon Gilbody and Peter Bower
    4. Evidence and guidelines Linda Gask, Simon Gilbody and Peter Bower
    5. Collaborative care Simon Gilbody and Peter Bower
    6. Consultation-liaison Simon Gilbody and Peter Bower
    7. Replacement/referral - brief psychological interventions Karina Lovell, Simon Gilbody and Peter Bower
    8. UK perspective David Richards
    9. North American perspective Stephen Thielke and Jürgen Unützer
    10. European perspective Pim Cuijpers, Annemieke van Straten and Laura Kool
    11. Developing world perspective Ricardo Araya
    12. Conclusions Peter Bower and Simon Gilbody

  • Editors

    Simon Gilbody, University of York
    Simon Gilbody is Professor of Psychological Medicine, Department of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School, University of York, UK.

    Peter Bower, University of Manchester
    Peter Bower is Reader, Primary Care Research Group, University of Manchester, UK.


    Rachel Churchill, Peter Bower, Linda Gask, Karina Lovell, David Richards, Stephen Thielke, Jürgen Unützer, Pim Cuijpers, Annemieke van Straten, Laura Kool, Ricardo Araya

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