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Table 16Summary study characteristics of medication management versus usual care

Medication management versus usual care
No. trials (Total participants)5 RCTs (963)
Study IDs
N/% female
  1. 364/72
  2. 84/71
  3. 157/74
  4. 53/84
  5. 45/74
Mean age
  1. 42
  2. 46
  3. 45
  4. 38
  5. 49
  1. MDD; dysthymia, double depression (DSM–IV)
  2. Antidepressant prescription (unclear)
  3. Depressive illness (unclear; clinical diagnosis)
  4. Antidepressant prescription (unclear)
  5. Depressive disorder (unclear)
  1. US
  2. Australia
  3. UK
  4. US
  5. UK
Length of treatment (days)
  1. 180
  2. 60
  3. 84
  4. 90
  5. 56

6 and 12 months


Not reported


From the collaborative care review;

4-armed trial.

From the collaborative care review;

4-armed trial.


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