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Accession Number PB2012-114426
Title Rural-Urban Difference in Depression Care.
Publication Date Oct 2009
Media Count 21p
Personal Author F. Dong J. C. Fortney J. S. Harman S. Xu
Abstract The objective was to assess the association between rurality and depression care. Methods: Data were extracted for 10,319 individuals with self-reported depression in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Pharmacotherapy was defined as an antidepressant prescription fill, and minimally adequate pharmacotherapy was defined as receipt of at least four antidepressant fills. Psychotherapy was defined as an outpatient counseling visit, and minimally adequate psychotherapy was defined as .8 visits. Rurality was defined using Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Rural Urban Continuum Codes (RUCCs).
Keywords Antidepressant
Depression care
Rural differences
Urban differences

Source Agency Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
NTIS Subject Category 44D - Health Care Assessment & Quality Assurance
57E - Clinical Medicine
57T - Psychiatry
Corporate Author Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number 1 U1CRH03713-01

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