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Depressed mood and mental health among elderly Medicare managed care enrollees.

Bierman AS, Ellis BH, Drachman D - Health Care Financ Rev (2006)

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Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital, ON, Canada. arlene.bierman@utoronto.ca

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Mental and physical health and functioning are intrinsically linked, and this relationship has distinct implications for the delivery of health care to elderly Medicare beneficiaries... Depressive symptoms are associated with an increased risk of physical decline, disability, and mortality (; ; and )... Among patients with coronary artery disease, symptom burden and physical limitations are associated with a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms... Among diabetics, instability of blood sugar levels is associated with fluctuations in mood and mental functioning.... Disability is also associated with an increased risk of depression... The data collection protocol includes a combination of multiple mailings and telephone followup (over a period of approximately 4 months)... The complete data collection protocol can be found in the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) specifications... There is a growing evidence base for interventions to improve the quality of depression care in general medical practice... Specific interventions have been shown to result in improved physical and mental health outcomes, and to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes of care... Our findings illustrate the potential benefit that may be derived from identifying and treating high-risk enrollees for depression... Further research is needed on the impact of improved management of other mental health conditions on physical and mental functioning, as well as the impact of improved management of chronic conditions and associated symptoms on mental functioning... Effective models are needed to better integrate mental health and medical services for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, as well as evaluation of the cost effectiveness of these strategies.

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Mean Mental Component Summary (MCS) Scores, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex: 1999-2000Mean MCS scores for males and females of all racial/ethnic groups are higher than the mean MCS score of the general U.S. population (50).Although there are differences in mean MCS scores by race and ethnicity, these differences are very small and do not exceed 2 points on the MCS scale.Within racial/ethnic groups, mean MCS scores for males and females are similar.
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f6-hcfr-27-4-123: Mean Mental Component Summary (MCS) Scores, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex: 1999-2000Mean MCS scores for males and females of all racial/ethnic groups are higher than the mean MCS score of the general U.S. population (50).Although there are differences in mean MCS scores by race and ethnicity, these differences are very small and do not exceed 2 points on the MCS scale.Within racial/ethnic groups, mean MCS scores for males and females are similar.


Depressed mood and mental health among elderly Medicare managed care enrollees.

Bierman AS, Ellis BH, Drachman D - Health Care Financ Rev (2006)

Mean Mental Component Summary (MCS) Scores, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex: 1999-2000Mean MCS scores for males and females of all racial/ethnic groups are higher than the mean MCS score of the general U.S. population (50).Although there are differences in mean MCS scores by race and ethnicity, these differences are very small and do not exceed 2 points on the MCS scale.Within racial/ethnic groups, mean MCS scores for males and females are similar.
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f6-hcfr-27-4-123: Mean Mental Component Summary (MCS) Scores, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex: 1999-2000Mean MCS scores for males and females of all racial/ethnic groups are higher than the mean MCS score of the general U.S. population (50).Although there are differences in mean MCS scores by race and ethnicity, these differences are very small and do not exceed 2 points on the MCS scale.Within racial/ethnic groups, mean MCS scores for males and females are similar.

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Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital, ON, Canada. arlene.bierman@utoronto.ca

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Mental and physical health and functioning are intrinsically linked, and this relationship has distinct implications for the delivery of health care to elderly Medicare beneficiaries... Depressive symptoms are associated with an increased risk of physical decline, disability, and mortality (; ; and )... Among patients with coronary artery disease, symptom burden and physical limitations are associated with a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms... Among diabetics, instability of blood sugar levels is associated with fluctuations in mood and mental functioning.... Disability is also associated with an increased risk of depression... The data collection protocol includes a combination of multiple mailings and telephone followup (over a period of approximately 4 months)... The complete data collection protocol can be found in the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) specifications... There is a growing evidence base for interventions to improve the quality of depression care in general medical practice... Specific interventions have been shown to result in improved physical and mental health outcomes, and to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes of care... Our findings illustrate the potential benefit that may be derived from identifying and treating high-risk enrollees for depression... Further research is needed on the impact of improved management of other mental health conditions on physical and mental functioning, as well as the impact of improved management of chronic conditions and associated symptoms on mental functioning... Effective models are needed to better integrate mental health and medical services for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, as well as evaluation of the cost effectiveness of these strategies.

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