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Table 5 Management of depression by doctors

From: Detection and management of depression in adult primary care patients in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional survey conducted by a primary care practice-based research network

Depression management n (%) PHQ-9 mean score (SD)
Patient currently under the care of another professional 189 (30.6%) 8.63 (6.49)
Being observed 172 (27.8%) 8.70 (5.85)
Follow-up scheduled 240 (38.8%) 9.22 (6.11)
Medication prescribed 313 (50.6%) 8.72 (6.33)
Counselling provided 259 (41.9%) 9.21 (6.27)
Referral to health care professional 53 (8.6%) 12.08 (6.45)
  1. Note. Management data was not available for another18 patients who were detected with depression. Percentage totals may exceed 100% as more than one management could be provided.