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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Zullo MD, Gathright EC, Dolansky MA
Influence of depression on utilization of cardiac rehabilitation postmyocardial infarction: A study of 158 991 Medicare beneficiaries.
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between depression diagnosis and participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in a large sample of Medicare beneficiaries with recent myocardial infarction (MI). It concluded that diagnosis of depression in Medicare beneficiaries was strongly associated with attending CR and attending more sessions of CR compared with those without depression. Depression is not a barrier to CR participation after MI in Medicare beneficiaries.
Citation: Zullo MD, Gathright EC, Dolansky MA . Influence of depression on utilization of cardiac rehabilitation postmyocardial infarction: A study of 158 991 Medicare beneficiaries. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2017 Jan;37(1):22-29. doi: 10.1097/hcr.0000000000000222.
Keywords: Heart Disease and Health, Depression, Medicare, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Comparative Effectiveness
Bao Y, Ryan AM, Shao H
Generic initiation and antidepressant therapy adherence under Medicare Part D.
This study assessed the effects of initiating antidepressant treatment with a generic versus a branded prescription (generic initiation) on adherence to antidepressant therapy for the treatment of depression. It found that starting patients with generics had benefits for antidepressant adherence by lowering out-of-pocket costs for all patients and by mitigating the effect of the Part D coverage gap faced by patients not receiving low-income subsidies.
Citation: Bao Y, Ryan AM, Shao H . Generic initiation and antidepressant therapy adherence under Medicare Part D. Am J Manag Care 2013 Dec;19(12):989-98..
Keywords: Medication, Depression, Medicare, Patient Adherence/Compliance