Use of the ADAPTE Method to Develop a Guideline for the Improvement of Depression Care in Primary Care
Depression is the most frequent psychiatric disorder in primary health care, and the evidence shows that there is suboptimal management by primary care practitioners, perhaps owing to difficulties in decision making. Because clinical guidelines can improve decision making and management, a clinical guideline to manage depression in primary health care was developed in adherence to the ADAPTE method and was implemented in the Malaga Primary Health Care District in Spain. This column reports on the guideline development process, which produced a set of resources to improve the quality of primary health care-based depression care in Spain.
E. V. Nogueras, M. M. Hurtado, E. Flordelis, J. M. Garcia-Herrera and J. M. Morales-Asencio. (2017). Use of the ADAPTE Method to Develop a Guideline for the Improvement of Depression Care in Primary Care. Psychiatr Serv, 68(8), 759-761.