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Treatment options in moderate and severe depression: decision analysis supporting a clinical guideline.

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BACKGROUND: Treatment options for depression include antidepressants, psychological therapy and a combination of the two. AIMS: To develop cost-effective clinical guidelines. METHOD: Systematic literature reviews were used to identify clinical, utility and cost data. A decision analysis was then conducted to compare the benefits and costs of antidepressants with combination therapy for moderate and severe depression in secondary care in the UK. RESULTS: Over the 15-month analysis period, com...

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10.1192/bjp.bp.105.014571

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Pilling, S More by this author
Burbeck, R More by this author
Goldberg, D More by this author
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
189
Issue:
DEC.
Pages:
494-501
Publication date:
2006-12-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:e3874492-5cb9-4ba9-89a3-9df3df95c650
Source identifiers:
162418
Local pid:
pubs:162418

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