We read with interest the article by Sullivan et al1 on depression-related costs in heart failure care. In our previous data published in the ARCHIVES regarding the rate of hospitalization in patients with heart failure with or without depression,2 we found a higher risk not only for mortality but also for health services use (ie, rehospitalization) in the first group compared with the second group.
Rozzini R, Trabucchi M. Depression and Negative Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(4):498. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.4.498a