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Table 1 Patients with a new depression diagnosis aged 20 years or older by year, and by GP depression carea provided during 12-month follow-up

From: Trends in treatment for patients with depression in general practice in Norway, 2009–2015: nationwide registry-based cohort study (The Norwegian GP-DEP Study)

  Year of depression diagnosis
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of patients with a new depression diagnosis 52,606 53,305 53,441 51,740 52,619 52,269 49,967
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Consultations per patient 3.41 3.21 3.41 3.25 3.38 3.22 3.40 3.25 3.41 3.27 3.43 3.27 3.46 3.30
Patients having: % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
Consultations
 Index date 34.8 [34.4-35.2] 34.9 [34.5-35.3] 35.1 [34.7-35.5] 35.1 [34.7-35.5] 35.0 [34.7-35.4] 35.0 [34.5-35.4] 35.0 [34.5-35.4]
 1-2 follow-up 32.2 [31.8-32.6] 32.5 [32.1-32.9] 32.8 [32.4-33.2] 32.5 [32.1-32-9] 32.8 [32.4-33.2] 32.4 [32.0-32.8] 32.0 [31.6-32.4]
 3 or more follow-up 33.0 [32.6-33.4] 32.6 [32.2-33.0] 32.1 [31.7-32.5] 32.4 [32.0-32.8] 32.2 [31.8-32.6] 32.6 [32.2-33.0] 33.0 [32.6-33.4]
Talking therapy
 Index consultationb 27.0 [26.7-27.4] 31.2 [30.8-31.6] 37.6 [37.2-38.0] 38.0 [37.5-38.4] 39.7 [39.2-40.1] 43.5 [43.1-43.9] 51.1 [50.7-51.6]
 Follow-upc 15.3 [15.0-15.6] 16.9 [16.5-17.2] 15.3 [15.0-15.6] 15.5 [15.2-15.8] 15.5 [15.2-15.8] 15.5 [15.2-15.8] 12.3 [12.0-12.6]
Long consultation d
 Index consultation b 43.4 [43.0-43.8] 40.8 [40.4-41.2] 36.2 [35.7-36.6] 37.1 [36.7-37.5] 36.9 [36.5-37.3] 44.1 [43.7-44.5] 58.1 [57.7-58.5]
 Follow-upc 13.0 [12.7-13.2] 13.0 [12.7-13.3] 13.9 [13.6-14.2] 13.9 [13.6-14.2] 15.5 [15.2-15.8] 16.7 [16.4-17.0] 13.7 [13.4-14.0]
Talking therapy and/or long consultation
 Index consultation b 70.4 [70.1-70.8] 72.0 [71.6-72.4] 73.7 [73.4-74.1] 75.1 [74.7-75.4] 76.5 [76.2-76.9] 77.6 [77.3-78.0] 79.3 [78.9-79.6]
 Follow-upc 10.7 [10.4-11.0] 10.3 [10.0-10.5] 9.3 [9.0-9.5] 9.1 [8.8-9.3] 8.9 [8.6-9.1] 8.5 [8.3-8.7] 7.9 [7.6-8.1]
Referral to secondary care
 Index consultation b 8.1 [7.9-8.3] 8.8 [8.5-9.0] 8.3 [8.1-8.6] 9.5 [9.2-9.8] 10.1 [9.9-10.4] 10.9 [10.6-11.2] 11.6 [11.3-11.9]
 Follow-upc 8.5 [8.3-8.8] 8.3 [8.0-8.5] 8.4 [8.1-8.6] 9.0 [8.7-9.2] 9.5 [9.3-9.8] 9.8 [9.6-10.1] 10.0 [9.8-10.3]
Antidepressant drugs 31.3 [30.9-31.7] 30.4 [30.0-30.8] 29.7 [29.3-30.1] 28.2 [27.8-28.6] 26.3 [25.9-26.7] 26.9 [26.5-27.2] 25.9 [25.5-26.2]
Sick leave certification e
 Index consultation b 47.5 [47.1-48.0] 42.9 [42.4-43.3] 42.1 [41.7-42.6] 40.9 [40.5-41.3] 39.8 [39.4-40.3] 38.8 [38.4-39.3] 39.2 [38.7-39.6]
 Follow-upc 10.6 [10.4-10.9] 10.9 [10.7-11.2] 10.5 [10.3-10.8] 10.7 [10.4-10.9] 10.8 [10.5-11.0] 10.9 [10.6-11.2] 10.8 [10.5-11.1]
  1. a GP depression care: consultations and initiatives related to P76 Depression. Patients may have received more than one treatment option
  2. b Treatment started at the index consultation and may have continued during follow-up consultation(s)
  3. c Treatment started after the index consultation
  4. d Long consultation = lasting > 20 min
  5. e Patients aged 20–66 years