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Editor's Correspondence
February 24, 2003

Depression and Negative Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure

Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(4):498. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.4.498a

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.

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