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National Rates and Patterns of Depression Screening in Primary Care: Results From 2012 and 2013
Ayse Akincigil and Elizabeth B. Matthews
Objectives: Despite high prevalence rates of depression in primary care, depressive symptoms are often undetected by physicians. Screening for depression is now recommended as a part of routine primary care; however, recent estimates of rates and patterns of depression screening are lacking in the literature.
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What Pertussis Mortality Rates Make Maternal Acellular Pertussis Immunization Cost-Effective in Low- and Middle-Income Countries? A Decision Analysis.
Louise B. Russell, Sri Ram Pentakota, Cristiana Maria Toscano, Ben Cosgriff, and Anushua Sinha
Background. DDespite longstanding infant vaccination programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), pertussis continues to cause deaths in the youngest infants. A maternal monovalent acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine, in development, could prevent many of these deaths.
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Short-term Suicide Risk After Psychiatric Hospital Discharge
Mark Olfson, Melanie Wall, Shuai Wang, Stephen Crystal, Shang-Min Liu, Tobias Gerhard, and Carlos Blanco
IMPORTANCE: Although psychiatric inpatients are recognized to be at increased risk for suicide immediately after hospital discharge, little is known about the extent to which their short-term suicide risk varies across groups with major psychiatric disorders. OBJECTIVE: To describe the risk for suicide during the 90 days after hospital discharge for adults with first-listed diagnoses of depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorder, and other mental disorders in relation to inpatients with diagnoses of nonmental disorders and the general population. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: This national retrospective longitudinal cohort included inpatients aged 18 to 64 years in the Medicaid program who were discharged with a first-listed diagnosis of a mental disorder (depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorder, and other mental disorder) and a 10% random sample of inpatients with diagnoses of nonmental disorders.
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What's Normal?: Reconciling Biology and Culture
Allan V. Horwitz
Since the emergence of Western philosophy and science among the Classical Greeks, debates have raged over the relative significance of biology and culture on an individualís behavior.
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Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, second edition
Peter J. Neumann, Gillian D. Sanders, Louise B. Russell, Joanna E. Siegel, Theodore G. Ganiats, editors
A unique, in-depth discussion of the uses and conduct of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) as decision-making aids in the health and medical fields, this volume is the product of over two years of comprehensive research and deliberation by a multi-disciplinary panel of economists, ethicists, psychometricians, and clinicians.
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