Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2000;2(1):31-32
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The Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD)
arose as a screening instrument, but its clinical application has
been restricted by its administration time. This criterion standard
study was undertaken between May 1997 and November 1998
to determine whether the self-administered PRIME-MD Patient
Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is valid and useful for diagnosing
mental disorders in primary care compared with the original