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Table 3 Mean (SD) health care utilization per patient during 3 years (2002-2004) in depressed patients with diabetes and non-depressed patients with diabetes.

From: Outpatient costs in pharmaceutically treated diabetes patients with and without a diagnosis of depression in a Dutch primary care setting

Category Depressed (n = 393) Non-depressed (n = 494)
Contacts with the GP   
   Consultation 18.9 (14.3) 13.5 (10.6)
   Home visit 3.0 (7.7) 0.7 (2.6)
   Telephone contact 5.1 (9.8) 2.1 (3.3)
   Repeat prescription 31.5 (26.6) 20.2 (19.3)
Physiotherapy 13.3 (20.7) 8.7 (16.3)
Dietician 0.1 (1.3) 0.1 (1.5)
Mental health care   
   Social worker 0.7 (2.5) 0.2 (1.4)
   Psychologist 0.1 (1.3) 0.0 (0.6)
   Psychiatrist 7.0 (15.9) 0.8 (5.8)
   Psychotherapist 0.1 (0.9) 0 (0)
   Regional institute for mental 0.2 (2.1) 0.1 (1.4)
   welfare   
Outpatient clinic 8.0 (4.1) 6.4 (4.4)
Medication deliveries 158.2 (191.6) 87.4 (131.0)