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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.86
Adults diagnosed with a new episode of depression and initiated on an antidepressant drug who remained on an antidepressant medication through the continuation phase of treatment, United States, 2001 and 2005
    2005 2001
Population group Number of health plans Percent Standard error Number of health plans Percent Standard error
Total 393 50.1 15.7 422 45.4 13.4
Region Northeast 103 45.4 18.2 102 45.8 25.2
South 112 40.0 11.3 132 36.2 13.8
Midwest 99 44.8 15.6 116 41.7 14.5
West 78 57.7 51.6 84 50.8 40.8

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

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