Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2000;2(2):64-66
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Many studies have found racial and socioeconomic variation in medical care for a variety of conditions.
Undertreatment of depression for individuals of all races is
a concern, but especially may affect vulnerable populations
such as Medicaid recipients and minorities. With this study, we
examine racial differences in the antidepressant usage in a Medicaid population. Method:
Treatment of 13,065 depressed patients (ICD-9-CM criteria) was examined in a state Medicaid
database covering the years 1989 through 1994.