Suicide mortality among patients treated for depression in an insured population.

@article{Simon1998SuicideMA,
  title={Suicide mortality among patients treated for depression in an insured population.},
  author={Gregory E Simon and Michael Vonkorff},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={147 2},
  pages={
          155-60
        }
}
  • Gregory E Simon, Michael Vonkorff
  • Published in
    American journal of…
    1998
  • Medicine
  • Studies of inpatient and specialty samples have estimated that 15% of depressed patients eventually die by suicide. This report examines suicide mortality among members of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, a large health plan in western Washington state, who were treated for depression. Computerized discharge diagnoses, outpatient visit diagnoses, and outpatient prescription records were used to identify all enrollees who received treatment for depression during 1992, 1993, and 1994… CONTINUE READING

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