The Wish to Die and 5-year mortality in elderly primary care patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Attitude to Death
  • Depression
  • Primary Health Care

abstract

  • The wish to die was associated with mortality in the usual care of elderly primary care patients, suggesting that the wish to die has clinical significance and may be worth assessing even in patients without other evidence of depression. This association was not observed among depressed patients located in primary care practices that implemented the PROSPECT intervention, suggesting potential long-term benefits of treatment and management of depression.

publication date

  • April 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2838995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181c37cfe

PubMed ID

  • 19910882

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 341

end page

  • 50

volume

  • 18

number

  • 4