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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.79
Adults diagnosed with a new episode of depression who had optimal practitioner contacts for medication management during the acute treatment phase, United States, 2001 and 2004
  2004 2001
Population group Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error
Total 382 20.8 11.2 421 19.6 10.5
Northeast 100 26.1 25.5 102 25.3 23.4
South 110 17.1 14.3 132 17.3 13.6
Midwest 92 19.0 13.2 105 19.0 13.6
West 79 20.4 29.5 82 17.8 30.4

All means are weighted by the eligible populations of the plans.

Source: HEDIS data from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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