Table 2—

Comparison of mean health care use among depressed and nondepressed individuals with diabetes (U.S. 1996)

Utilization categoryDepressed
Nondepressed
P*
nMean utilizationnMean utilization
Ambulatory visits851270870.0001
Emergency department visits29114410.1624
Hospital inpatient days23114710.8983
Number of prescription medications854371721<0.0001
  • *

    * P value for mean log 10-transformed use adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity, health insurance, and comorbidity.