Economic inequalities in the effectiveness of a primary care intervention for depression and suicidal ideation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depression
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Poverty
  • Primary Health Care
  • Suicide

abstract

  • Economic conditions moderated the effectiveness of primary-care-based treatment for late-life depression. Financially strained individuals benefited more from the intervention; we speculate this was because of the enhanced treatment management protocol, which led to a greater improvement in the care received by these persons. People living in poor neighborhoods experienced only temporary benefit from the intervention. Thus, multiple aspects of economic disadvantage affect depression treatment outcomes; additional work is needed to understand the underlying mechanisms.

publication date

  • January 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3523272

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3182762403

PubMed ID

  • 23232609

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 14

end page

  • 22

volume

  • 24

number

  • 1