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The relationship between depressive symptoms, health service consumption, and prognosis after acute myocardial infarction: a prospective cohort study

Paul A Kurdyak123, William H Gnam234, Paula Goering234, Alice Chong1 and David A Alter1456*

Author Affiliations

1 Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2 Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

3 Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4 Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

5 Division of Cardiology and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

6 Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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BMC Health Services Research 2008, 8:200  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-200

Published: 30 September 2008

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Multivariate* health service consumption rates for the three missing BCDRS items. *Results from multivariate Poisson regression models adjusted for age, sex, income, cardiac risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, smoking history), medical comorbidities, CABG, PTCA, drugs at discharge (ACE inhibitors, Beta blockers, statins, and nitrates), GRACE score and DASI score and are reported as point estimate with 95% confidence intervals. ⌷ Hospitalization days are a count of total days in hospital over the 18 month follow-up period and can accumulate from multiple hospitalizations. § Total and cardiac hospitalization results excluded recurrent AMI hospitalizations.

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