Evid Based Nurs 4:123
  • Quality assurance

Review: questionnaire feedback to clinicians improves recognition of psychiatric disorders in high risk patients but not in all patients in non-psychiatric settings

Patient questionnaire feedback v no feedback (control) for clinician recognition of psychiatric disorders in non-psychiatric settings*

Weighted event rates
Outcome Patient population Feedback v control RBR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBR, RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. Meta-analyses were done using a random effects model.
Recognition Unselected 25.7% v 26.9% 6% (−8 to 18) Not significant
High risk 43.5% v 16.3% 168% (64 to 337) 4 (3 to 7)

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