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Table 4 Inpatients, outpatient and physician costs for depressed and non-depressed patients§

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of a randomized study of depression treatment options in primary care suggests stepped-care treatment may have economic benefits

Period Depressed patients Non-depressed patients
n Mean (s.d.) [Range] n Mean (s.d.) [Range]
Inpatient
 12-Week Prior** 10 10,010.70 (2812) [5720 to 13,469] 51 8517.04 (3913) [3338 to 16,933]
 12-Week Post* 7 9544.90 (2272) [6216 to 11,890] 76 5664.30 (2229) [2768 to 13,550]
 One year** 17 9441.57 (3339) [5025 to 15,311] 116 9429.63 (4577) [2968 to 19,157]
Outpatient
 12-Week Prior* 57 727.89 (195) [141 to 1057] 245 651.66 (105) [147 to 774]
 12-Week Post* 67 732.77 (136) [488 to 1055] 265 571.43 (66) [355 to 765]
 One year* 91 1118.55 (242) [641 to 1938] 441 881.98 (156) [103 to 1371]
Physician
 12-Week Prior* 147 282.32 (52) [110 to 401] 734 228.04 (35) [56 to 322]
 12-Week Post* 178 346.92 (73) [151 to 510] 997 260.22 (44) [89 to 374]
 One year* 157 619.02 (149) [251 to 1024] 964 513.65 (89) [213 to 781]
  1. §: Depressed and non-depressed patients were those who scored greater than 10 and less than 10 on PHQ-9 at baseline, respectively
  2. *: One-way ANOVA test: statistically significant difference between depressed and non-depressed patients (p < 0.001)
  3. **: One-way ANOVA test: no statistically significant difference between depressed and non-depressed patients (p > 0.25)
  4. s.d. Standard Deviation, Range: Minimum to Maximum