[Major depression in the general hospital: adaptation and implementation of guidelines]

Rev Med Suisse. 2006 Feb 8;2(52):376-8, 380-2.
[Article in French]


Major depression IMD) is highly prevalent in the general hospital and adds a considerable burden to affected patients, but remains under detected and under treated. In an attempt to improve this situation, existing guidelines on MD were retrieved, systematically evaluated with the instrument AGREE (Appraisal of guidelines for research and evaluation), and adapted to the needs of the general hospital. These guidelines were made available on intranet, and actively implemented in two wards, where their impact on clinical practice was evaluated.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Depressive Disorder, Major / diagnosis*
  • Depressive Disorder, Major / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Program Evaluation
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Switzerland