Receiving guideline-concordant pharmacotherapy for major depression: impact on ambulatory and inpatient health service use.

@article{Sewitch2007ReceivingGP,
  title={Receiving guideline-concordant pharmacotherapy for major depression: impact on ambulatory and inpatient health service use.},
  author={Maida J. Sewitch and R{\'e}gis Blais and Elham Rahme and Brian Bexton and Sophie Galarneau},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={191-200}
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the associations between guideline-concordant pharmacotherapy for depression and the use of health services in the year following diagnosis. METHOD This population-based, retrospective cohort study examined Quebec drug plans between 1999 and 2002. We included beneficiaries aged 18 to 64 years who were newly diagnosed with an episode of depression by primary care physicians and psychiatrists between October 1, 2000, and March 31, 2001, and who made at… CONTINUE READING

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