Spending on Depression Up From 1996 to 2005 –Doctors Lounge

(HealthDay News) — Spending for Florida Medicaid enrollees with depression increased considerably from 1996 to 2005, according to a study published in the December issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Catherine A. Fullerton, M.D., M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues assessed longitudinal trends in health service utilization, spending, and quality of care for depression, among Florida Medicaid enrollees (aged 18 to 64 years), between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 2006. Mental health care expenditures, including inpatient, outpatient, and medication spending were assessed after adjusting for inflation and case mix, and quality-of-care measured, were evaluated.

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