Resource use and costs associated with patients treated for depression in primary care

@article{Sobocki2006ResourceUA,
  title={Resource use and costs associated with patients treated for depression in primary care},
  author={Patrik A Sobocki and Mattias Ekman and Hans Ȧgren and Ingvar Krakau and Bo S Runeson and Bj{\"o}rn M{\aa}rtensson and Bengt J{\"o}nsson},
  journal={The European Journal of Health Economics},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={67-76}
}
We investigated medical resource consumption, productivity loss and costs associated with patients treated with antidepressants for depression in primary care in Sweden. Patients on treatment for depression were followed naturalistically for six months, and data on patients’ characteristics, daily activity and resource-use were collected. The total cost per patient was estimated at € 5,500 (95%CI € 5,000—6,100) over six months in 2005 prices. Direct costs were estimated at € 1,900 (€ 1,700–2… CONTINUE READING