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Depression: Use of the PHQ-9

Depression is more than feeling sad or "blue". Depression can interfere with daily life. Most people who seek treatment can get better. Your provider will know if you are getting better by using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) tool, a widely used tool to help your provider track your treatment progress. Using the PHQ-9, your provider will ask nine questions about the problems you are having and how you are feeling.

The PHQ-9 Use measure reports on how successful clinics are with using the PHQ-9 survey to see if patients with depression are getting better.

  • The average rate of PHQ-9 use by all reporting clinics is 70%

Care You Should Expect to Receive
High-quality care for treatment of depression may include medication, talking with a therapist or lifestyle changes. Your provider should ask you to answer the nine questions during each visit to see if you are feeling better and if you are on track to have no symptoms or almost no symptoms (remission).

Symptoms of depression can interfere with a patient’s daily life:

  • lack of appetite or increased appetite
  • sleeping too much or too little
  • loss of interest in once pleasurable activities
  • feeling of hopelessness

How Will This Help Me?
Your provider will use your PHQ-9 score to help decide what treatments may work best for you. Over time, your score can show how well those treatments are working. If the PHQ-9 score goes down (by half or more), it means you are feeling better and responding well to treatment. If your score goes down even more and stays down, you may be in remission. This means you are having few symptoms of depression or none at all.



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Depression - Response at 6 Months

Most Recent Report

Rate: 34%
*
July 01 2012 to June 30 2013
(* Avg: 13%)
Rate: 18%
*
July 01 2011 to June 30 2012
(* Avg: 12%)
Rate: 10%
*
July 01 2010 to June 30 2011
(* Avg: 10%)
Rate: 11%
*
July 01 2009 to June 30 2010
(* Avg: 9%)

Depression - Response at 12 Months

Most Recent Report

Rate: 19%
*
January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
(* Avg: 10%)
Rate: 12%
*
Jan 1 2011 - Dec 31 2011
(* Avg: 9%)
Rate: 12%
*
Jan 1 2010 - Dec 31 2010
(* Avg: 9%)
Rate: 7%
*
Jan 1 2009 - Dec 31 2009
(* Avg: 8%)

Depression - Remission at 6 Months

Most Recent Report

Rate: 21%
*
July 01 2012 to June 30 2013
(* Avg: 8%)
Rate: 10%
*
July 01 2011 to June 30 2012
(* Avg: 7%)
Rate: 7%
*
July 01 2010 to June 30 2011
(* Avg: 6%)
Rate: 8%
*
July 01 2009 to June 30 2010
(* Avg: 5%)

Depression - Remission at 12 Months

Most Recent Report

Rate: 11%
*
January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
(* Avg: 6%)
Rate: 7%
*
Jan 1 2011 - Dec 31 2011
(* Avg: 6%)
Rate: 6%
*
Jan 1 2010 - Dec 31 2010
(* Avg: 5%)
Rate: 3%
*
Jan 1 2009 - Dec 31 2009
(* Avg: 5%)

Depression - PHQ-9 Follow-up at 6 Months

Most Recent Report

Rate: 65%
*
July 01 2012 to June 30 2013
(* Avg: 31%)
Rate: 34%
*
July 01 2011 to June 30 2012
(* Avg: 28%)

Depression - PHQ-9 Follow-up at 12 Months

Most Recent Report

Rate: 39%
*
January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
(* Avg: 23%)
Rate: 26%
*
Jan 1 2011 - Dec 31 2011
(* Avg: 22%)

Depression - Use of the PHQ-9

Most Recent Report

Rate: 79%
*
October 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014
(* Avg: 70%)
Rate: 80%
*
June 1 2013 through September 30 2013
(* Avg: 69%)
Rate: 88%
*
Feb 1 2013 through May 31 2013
(* Avg: 68%)
Rate: 86%
*
Oct 1 2012 through Jan 31 2013
(* Avg: 69%)
Rate: 80%
*
June 1 2012 through Sept 30 2012
(* Avg: 67%)
Rate: 84%
*
Feb 1 2012 through May 31 2012
(* Avg: 67%)
Rate: 96%
*
Oct 1 2011 through Jan 31 2012
(* Avg: 67%)
Rate: 94%
*
June 1 2011 through Sept 30 2011
(* Avg: 67%)
Rate: 92%
*
Feb 1 2011 through May 31 2011
(* Avg: 65%)
Rate: 93%
*
Oct 1 2010 through Jan 31 2011
(* Avg: 61%)
Rate: 95%
*
June 1 2010 through Sept 30 2010
(* Avg: 59%)
Rate: 96%
*
Feb 1 2010 through May 31 2010
(* Avg: 54%)
Rate: 96%
*
Oct 1 2009 through Jan 31 2010
(* Avg: 54%)