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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.80
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 2004
  2004 2001
Population group Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error Number of health plans Mean percentage Standard error
Total 387 66.4 15.4 423 61.8 12.4
Northeast 101 62.1 16.7 102 62.2 22.0
South 113 57.8 13.6 133 53.4 12.6
Midwest 92 63.2 16.6 116 58.2 14.8
West 80 72.9 52 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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