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Introduction: Major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental health problems encountered by primary care providers in the U.S. For people age 12 and older, prevalence is estimated at eight percent. The economic cost of depression has been estimated at $210.5 billion per year, attributed to both costs to the work place and medical costs. People who experience depression are at greater risk for suicide, an otherwise preventable death if depression can be recognized and adequately treated. For these reasons, depression screening has become an essential function within primary care practices both within Providence and nation-wide.
Graduate Medical Education
Conference / Event Name
Academic Achievement Day, 2020
Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency, Milwaukie, OR/PMG Southeast Family Medicine Clinic
Deyo, Elizabeth; Kim, Edward; Nelson, Tyler; Thomas, Roxanne; Walrod, Jemie; Wolfgang, Nicholas; and Pederson, Ben, "Quality Improvement: Improving Depression Screening Rates at PMG Southeast Family Medicine Clinic" (2020). Milwaukie Family Medicine. 9.