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A study of the classification of mental ill-health in general practice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 July 2009

Rachel Jenkins
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychiatry, London, MSD Foundation, Tavistock House, London
Nigel Smeeton
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychiatry, London, MSD Foundation, Tavistock House, London
Marshall Marinker
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychiatry, London, MSD Foundation, Tavistock House, London
Michael Shepherd*
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychiatry, London, MSD Foundation, Tavistock House, London
*
2Address for correspondence: Professor Michael Shepherd, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF.

Synopsis

An outline is provided of an experimental study of the classification of mental ill-health presented to general practitioners (GPs). Videotaped real-life consultations were assessed by 27 GPs for the purpose. A high degree of inter-observer variation was recorded. Some of the implications of the findings are discussed.

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Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1985

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