Annual prevalence of diagnosed schizophrenia in the USA: a claims data analysis approach.

@article{Wu2006AnnualPO,
  title={Annual prevalence of diagnosed schizophrenia in the USA: a claims data analysis approach.},
  author={Eric Qiong Wu and Lizheng Shi and Howard Birnbaum and Teresa Hudson and Ronald C Kessler},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={
          1535-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a debilitating chronic mental illness. However, the annual prevalence of schizophrenia is not well understood because of under-representation of schizophrenia patients in epidemiological surveys. This study used multiple administrative claims databases to estimate the annual prevalence of diagnosed schizophrenia in the USA. METHOD The annual prevalence of diagnosed schizophrenia in the USA was estimated for different health insurance coverage groups. The prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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