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Clinical Audit: TAILOR - Target Antidepressant Initiation choice to unLock positive patient Outcomes and Response

  • : Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Clinical Audit | RACGP C1: 40pts | ACRRM: 30pts | GPs on]

For a diagnosis of depression, current guidelines (RACGP Red Book 20121 and DSM-52) identify depressed mood (negative affect), and/or diminished interest and pleasure (positive affect) as the key symptoms.

Audit Aim

This clinical audit aims to tailor the choice of anti-depressant medication for a patient with depression to achieve more positive patient outcomes and response with a clear focus on involving the patient in all management decisions.

Why take part in this audit?
  • Benefit from an online decision support tool that can assist in choice of an antidepressant medication.
  • Measure and improve your consultations with a step-by-step process of best practice and guidelines.
  • Earn up to 40 RACGP QI&CPD points or 30 ACRRM PDP points upon completion
  • Inclusion Criteria

    The inclusion criteria for the TAILOR clinical audit are for patients to present with:

  • A new episode of depression (i.e. first episode or recurrence)
    AND
  • Based on a clinical assessment you are about to initiate an anti-depressant treatment (i.e. not currently on anti-depressant medication)
  • How long should it take?

    The audit has been designed to take approximately 8-10 weeks to complete. This includes patient recall from your practice, patient consult and audit evaluation.

    Steps to Proceed What the GP needs to do
    • Log in or register on this page
    • Use the 'Click here to proceed' button to get started.

     

    1. Pre-Test
    • Read the background information and answer some questions.
    • Please complete this 15 minute activity before your first audit patient.
      Why not do it now?
    2a. Identify 10 patients with depression presenting with a new episode (i.e. first episode or recurrence)
    • Based on a clinical assessment you are about to initiate an anti-depressant treatment (i.e. not currently on anti-depressant medication)
    2b. Ask a series of questions that may assist your choice of anti-depressant medication tailored to the patient's needs
    • Enter this information in the patient data entry section of the audit.
    2c. Action
    • Based on this information, discuss your choice of anti-depressant medication with the patient tailored to be the best fit for their case
    3. Data review and evaluation
    • Once you have entered data for 10 patients, review your results and evaluate the audit process
    4. CPD points
    • To gain CPD points you will be asked 4 weeks later to complete a follow up online questionnaire to evaluate how this audit has affected your practice

    References

    1. Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice, 8th edition. East Melbourne (Australia): Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; 2012.
    2. American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition. Arlington, VA. American Psychiatric Association; 2013.

    This program has been developed with an educational grant from Servier Laboratories.

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    Clinical Audit: TAILOR - Target Antidepressant Initiation choice to unLock positive patient Outcomes and Response
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