Figure 1.

The adjusted relative rate of health service consumption attributable to depression.* All outcomes were adjusted for age, sex, income, cardiac risk factors, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), percutaneous, transluminal coronary angiography (PTCA), drugs at discharge, GRACE prognostic index score, and DASI score. Hospitalization days are a count of total days in hospital over the 18-month follow-up period and can accumulate from multiple hospitalizations. * The depression measure is a depression scale containing 9 items from the Brief Carroll Depression Scale (BCDS)(cut-off score of 5). ⌷ Total and cardiac hospitalization results excluded recurrent AMI hospitalizations. § Abbreviation: ER – Emergency Room.

Kurdyak et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:200   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-200
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