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Table 1.74: 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 2003

  2003 2001
Population group Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error
Total 396 20.6 11.3 421 19.6 10.5
Northeast 103 24.3 25.7 102 25.3 23.4
South 114 18.2 16.3 132 17.3 13.6
Midwest 100 19.9 15.0 105 19.0 13.6
West 79 19.9 31.7 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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