DESCRIPTION: The percentage of patients 18 years of age or older with major depression or dysthymia who reached remission 12 months (+/- 30 days) after an index visit.  

IMPROVEMENT NOTATION: Higher score indicates better quality 

INITIAL POPULATION: Patients age 18 and older with a diagnosis of major depression or dysthymia and an initial PHQ-9 score greater than nine during the index visit.  

DENOMINATOR: Equals Initial Population 

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSIONS: Patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder  Patients with a diagnosis of personality disorder  Patients who were permanent nursing home residents  


NUMERATOR: Patients who achieved remission at twelve months as demonstrated by a twelve month (+/- 30 days) PHQ-9 score of less than five NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS: Not Applicable