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The Clinical Global Impressions Scale
Joan Busner. Steven D. Targum
Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2007 Jul; 4(7): 28–37. Published online 2007 Jul.
This paper reviews the potential value in daily clinical practice of an easily applied research tool, the Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) Scale, for the nonresearcher clinician to quantify and track patient progress and treatment response over time.
The instrument is described and sample patient scenarios are provided with scoring rationales and a practical charting system.
The CGI severity and improvement scales offer a readily understood, practical measurement tool that can easily be administered by a clinician in a busy clinical practice setting.