Depression screening in a VA primary care clinic


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Kirkcaldy RD, Tynes LL
American Psychiatric Association

Psychiatric Services. 2006 Dec; 57:1694–96. In 1998, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mandated annual depression screening at all VA primary care clinics.
VA Medical Center, New Orleans, implemented a four-item screening tool. The authors report on an evaluation of the screening program.