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Prospective cohort study.
Medicare recipients, USA; 1992–98.
20 966 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) participants aged 65 and over, living in the community. Exclusions: people enrolled in Medicare or MCBS for less than 1 year; people enrolled in Medicare risk health maintenance organisations.
Medicare claims were reviewed annually to identify people receiving a diagnosis of depression (ICD-9). Claims information and participant interviews were used to determine what, if any, treatment was received within that year (regardless of funding source). Information regarding participants’ age, income, marital status, education, ethnicity, …
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