A depression management programme (DMP) v usual care for frequent healthcare users‡

Mean score decrease
OutcomesDMPUsual care Difference in mean score decrease
‡HDRS = Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Scores corrected for intracluster correlation among patients of the same physician. All differences are statistically significant.
HDRS score at 6 weeks3.32.01.3
HDRS score at 3 months5.63.91.7
HDRS score at 6 months7.34.03.3
HDRS score at 12 months9.25.63.6