Measuring Antidepressant Prescribing Practice in a Health Care System Using Administrative Data: Implications for Quality Measurement and Improvement
Abstract:The authors used administrative data from two large network-model health plans to examine how different assumptions in the construction of quality of care measures for depression treatment influence conclusions about the adequacy of antidepressant prescription practices.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2000
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