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Medical resource use and cost of venlafaxine or tricyclic antidepressant therapy. Following selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor therapy for depression.

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OBJECTIVE: An analysis of administrative and claims data was performed to compare the resource use and costs to a managed-care organisation of venlafaxine, a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), versus tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) therapy, after switching from a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). DESIGN: One-year costs and frequencies of all medical services, and of services coded for depression, were compared between patients who received venlafaxine and TCA ...

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Griffiths, RI More by this author
Sullivan, EM More by this author
Strauss, MJ More by this author
Herbert, RJ More by this author
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Journal:
PharmacoEconomics
Volume:
15
Issue:
5
Pages:
495-505
Publication date:
1999-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1179-2027
ISSN:
1170-7690
URN:
uuid:ab791fa5-1fa1-4db4-a54b-2717bbb272b7
Source identifiers:
359125
Local pid:
pubs:359125

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