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doi: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e3181cb560f
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THE PHQ-2 on OASIS-C: A New Resource for Identifying Geriatric Depression Among Home Health Patients

Sheeran, Thomas PhD, ME; Reilly, Catherine F. BA; Weinberger, Mark I. PhD; Bruce, Martha L. PhD, MPH; Pomerantz, Judith C. MS, PMHCNS-BC

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Abstract

Since Medicare first implemented the home care Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) in 1999, we have learned a great deal about depression among the homebound elderly. First, we know that major depression is a highly prevalent illness in home care. With depression rates at almost 15%, home care—along with nursing homes—has among the highest rates of any healthcare setting (Bruce et al., 2002; Parmelee et al., 1992; Jones et al., 2003).

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