Brief description of the IDACC study.The IDACC study aimed to identify symptoms of depression in patients hospitalised for a range of cardiac conditions, and to monitor health outcomes over the next 12 months for those who were depressed as well as those who were not depressed. From August 2000 to June 2002, patients admitted to cardiac units in 4 major public hospitals in Adelaide, South Australia were invited to participate in the IDACC study. Of 1541 patients who consented to take part, screening tests identified 712 (46%) with depressive symptoms. These patients were entered into a trial to determine if a general practitioner (GP) focused intervention could improve depression and quality of life, compared to `usual care'.
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