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Title: Psychiatric co-morbidity in primary care and hospital referrals, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Qureshi, N.A.
Al Habeeb, T.A.
Al Ghamdy, Y.S.
Magzoub, M.E.M.A.
Van der Molen, H.T.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: Psychiatric and physical morbidities among patients referred from primary health care [PHC] centres and general hospitals [GH] in Al-Qassim region were compared. Thus, 540 psychiatric referrals [GH = 138; PHC = 402] were selected randomly. Fifteen GH patients but no PHC patients were referred for admission. Psychiatrists made more diagnoses of dementia, affective and anxiety disorders, mixed anxiety-depression and somatoform disorders than clinicians and general practitioners [GPs]. Clinicians made significantly more diagnoses of acute psychoses and somatoform disorders than GPs. Physical morbidity was noted in 38.4% and 17.2% of GH and PHC referrals respectively
Description: 492-501
Keywords: Health Care Surveys
Mental Disorders
Primary Health Care
Referral and Consultation
Subject: Psychiatry
ISSN: 1020-3397
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