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Table 1.75: Adults diagnosed with a new episode of depression and initiated on an antidepressant drug who received a continuous trial of medication treatment 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 402 65.1 14.7 423 61.8 12.4
Northeast 103 61.9 18.3 102 62.2 22.0
South 117 57.0 13.0 133 53.4 12.6
Midwest 101 62.5 19.8 116 58.2 14.8
West 81 71.3 48.8 84 66.7 38.1

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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