Table 1

Primary variables collected with chart review

VariableDescriptorStandard
Patient variables
Psychiatric comorbidityComplicated versus uncomplicated≥1 comorbidity
Chronicity of depressive episodeAcute versus chronic≥1 year
Clinical statusPhase of depressive episodeNew, ongoing, new remission, ongoing remission
Treatment variables
Follow-up intervalTimely or not timely≤6 weeks
Adequate trialAdequate or not adequateATHF ≥3
Clinical improvement rateAdequate or inadequate≥5 points per month improvement on PHQ-9
Prescriber behaviorChanges made when indicatedChange made if inadequate improvement at follow-up
  • ATHF, antidepressant treatment history form; PHQ-9, Patient Health Questionnaire-9.