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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