Racial and ethnic disparities in depression care in community-dwelling elderly in the United States.

@article{Akincigil2012RacialAE,
  title={Racial and ethnic disparities in depression care in community-dwelling elderly in the United States.},
  author={Ayse Akincigil and Mark Olfson and Michele J. Siegel and Karen A Zurlo and James Walkup and Stephen Crystal},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={319-28}
}
OBJECTIVES We investigated racial/ethnic disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression among community-dwelling elderly. METHODS We performed a secondary analysis of Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data (n = 33,708) for 2001 through 2005. We estimated logistic regression models to assess the association of race/ethnicity with the probability of being diagnosed and treated for depression with either antidepressant medication or psychotherapy. RESULTS Depression diagnosis rates… CONTINUE READING
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