Patient centredness and the outcome of primary care consultations with patients with depression in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation
British Journal of General Practice, 08/01/2012
Jani B et al. – In deprived areas, patients with depression are more common and early outcomes are poorer compared with affluent areas. Patient–centred consulting appears to improve early outcome but may be difficult to achieve in deprived areas because of the inverse care law and the burden of multimorbidity.