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Symptoms of depression among aged Medicare enrollees: 2002.

Waldo DR - Health Care Financ Rev (2004)

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Affiliation: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, USA. dwaldo@cms.hhs.gov

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Proportion of Enrollees Reporting Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorder (Including Depression), by Number of Depression Symptoms Reported: 2002MCBS data show a correlation between the number of symptoms reported and whether the participant also reported that a doctor had ever told them “that you had a mental or psychiatric disorder, including depression.”In general, one in five enrollees reporting one symptom also reported such a diagnosis, a rate that increased to more than one-half for enrollees reporting all four symptoms.This proportion is still fairly low, which may be attributable in part to participants' reluctance to admit to a psychiatric disorder or to physicians not being explicit about the diagnosis of depression. But it may also point to under diagnosis of depression in the aged Medicare population.
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f10-hcfr-26-1-143: Proportion of Enrollees Reporting Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorder (Including Depression), by Number of Depression Symptoms Reported: 2002MCBS data show a correlation between the number of symptoms reported and whether the participant also reported that a doctor had ever told them “that you had a mental or psychiatric disorder, including depression.”In general, one in five enrollees reporting one symptom also reported such a diagnosis, a rate that increased to more than one-half for enrollees reporting all four symptoms.This proportion is still fairly low, which may be attributable in part to participants' reluctance to admit to a psychiatric disorder or to physicians not being explicit about the diagnosis of depression. But it may also point to under diagnosis of depression in the aged Medicare population.


Symptoms of depression among aged Medicare enrollees: 2002.

Waldo DR - Health Care Financ Rev (2004)

Proportion of Enrollees Reporting Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorder (Including Depression), by Number of Depression Symptoms Reported: 2002MCBS data show a correlation between the number of symptoms reported and whether the participant also reported that a doctor had ever told them “that you had a mental or psychiatric disorder, including depression.”In general, one in five enrollees reporting one symptom also reported such a diagnosis, a rate that increased to more than one-half for enrollees reporting all four symptoms.This proportion is still fairly low, which may be attributable in part to participants' reluctance to admit to a psychiatric disorder or to physicians not being explicit about the diagnosis of depression. But it may also point to under diagnosis of depression in the aged Medicare population.
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f10-hcfr-26-1-143: Proportion of Enrollees Reporting Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorder (Including Depression), by Number of Depression Symptoms Reported: 2002MCBS data show a correlation between the number of symptoms reported and whether the participant also reported that a doctor had ever told them “that you had a mental or psychiatric disorder, including depression.”In general, one in five enrollees reporting one symptom also reported such a diagnosis, a rate that increased to more than one-half for enrollees reporting all four symptoms.This proportion is still fairly low, which may be attributable in part to participants' reluctance to admit to a psychiatric disorder or to physicians not being explicit about the diagnosis of depression. But it may also point to under diagnosis of depression in the aged Medicare population.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, USA. dwaldo@cms.hhs.gov

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Related in: MedlinePlus