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Aalsma MC, Zerr AM, Etter DJ
Physician intervention to positive depression screens among adolescents in primary care.
The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of computer-based screening and physician feedback to guide adolescent depression management within primary care. The investigators found that when a computer-based decision support system algorithm focused on adolescent depression and was implemented in two primary care clinics, a majority of physicians utilized screening results to guide clinical care.
Citation: Aalsma MC, Zerr AM, Etter DJ . Physician intervention to positive depression screens among adolescents in primary care. J Adolesc Health 2018 Feb;62(2):212-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.08.023..
Keywords: Care Management, Children/Adolescents, Decision Making, Depression, Health Information Technology (HIT), Behavioral Health, Primary Care, Primary Care: Models of Care, Screening