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February 2018

Pragmatic Psychiatric Epidemiology—If You Can’t Count It, It Won’t Count

Author Affiliations
  • 1Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Wacol, Australia
  • 2National Centre for Register-based Research, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 3iPSYCH initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research, Lundbeck Foundation, Denmark
  • 4University of Queensland, School of Public Health, Herston, Australia
JAMA Psychiatry. 2018;75(2):111-112. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.4184

In a recent Editorial in JAMA Psychiatry, Paulus1 called for a greater focus on evidence-based pragmatic psychiatry (EPP).1 Broadly defined, EPP foregrounds the needs of stakeholders and focuses on tractable research questions that are likely to result in beneficial pragmatic outcomes. Paulus has asked that we explore this topic from the perspective of psychiatric epidemiology.

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