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. 2009 Jun;6(2):107-12.

Managing Schizophrenia in Primary Care: The Utility of Remission Criteria as Outcome Indicators

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Managing Schizophrenia in Primary Care: The Utility of Remission Criteria as Outcome Indicators

Christopher Fear et al. Ment Health Fam Med. .
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Abstract

The shared management of patients with schizophrenia in primary care can only succeed if underpinned by valid, easily administered and clinically relevant outcome measures. While conditions such as depression and anxiety lend themselves to this approach through the development, over a number of years, of patient- and observer-rated scales, schizophrenia still lacks the capacity for meaningful outcome measures. Recently, two international working groups have developed the concept of remission in schizophrenia and recommended a simple, brief and clinically valid measure based upon improvement in key symptoms over a specified time period. The authors consider this concept and its application to primary care both as a commissioning tool and to facilitate shared care of this chronic medical condition.

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