e-Mental health - A guide for GPs

Patient safety
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As the primary treating clinician, you will need to make arrangements for regular follow-up to assess the patient’s response to treatment, as you would with a patient for whom you have prescribed medication. e-Mental health programs are not designed to respond to crisis situations,45 so there must be other systems in place to manage an escalation of symptoms. Refer to Following up with patients for more information.

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