Insured and non-insured depressed outpatients: how do they compare?

TitleInsured and non-insured depressed outpatients: how do they compare?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsLesser, IM, Leuchter AF, Trivedi MH, Davis LL, Wisniewski SR, Balasubramani GK, Fava M, Rush JA
JournalAnnals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
Date Published2007 Apr-Jun
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Aged, Ambulatory Care, Antidepressive Agents, Chronic Disease, Citalopram, Cognitive Therapy, Combined Modality Therapy, Depressive Disorder, Major, Ethnic Groups, Female, Humans, Insurance Coverage, Insurance, Psychiatric, Male, Medicaid, Medically Uninsured, Medicare, Middle Aged, Patient Satisfaction, Personality Assessment, Primary Health Care, Prospective Studies, Socioeconomic Factors, Treatment Outcome, United States

The purpose of this study was to examine associations between clinical and demographic characteristics of depressed patients and source of payment for care. We attempted to confirm and extend findings from a previous study regarding the first 1500 participants enrolled in the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study with 2541 participants enrolled in later stages of the trial.

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