Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What is the diagnostic accuracy of the 2-question screen for identifying depression in primary care?
Bottom Line:
The 2-question screen is good at ruling out (but not ruling in) depression in primary care. Up to 50% of patients will test positive and should have more thorough evaluation to confirm depression diagnosis. Whether screening alters outcomes is debatable^ but the 2-question screen may be reasonable for case- finding or screening higher risk patients.

Publication Date: 2018-1-15
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-01-16 06:14:04