Fwd: [thinkingandlinking] info on women and depression


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The POWER Study is producing a two-volume Women’s Health Report to serve
as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers, and consumers in
their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among
Ontario women.

In the Depression chapter, the patterns of depression care in the
province and how these vary by sex, income and geography are presented.

A set of evidence-based indicators, based on the continuum of depression
care are reported at the provincial and Local Health Integration Network

(LHIN) levels. Indicators included background measures of the need for,
use and supply of mental health care services, and indicators of primary
and specialty outpatient care and acute and specialty inpatient care
including measures of transition back to into the community after a
hospital stay for depression. Download the Depression chapter at

The Depression Chapter Highlights document, which outlines the chapter’s
key findings and recommendations, is also available in French at

Also available for download from www.powerstudy.ca :

Chapter 1, Introduction to the POWER Study, Chapter 2, The POWER Study
Framework, Chapter 3, Burden of Illness, Chapter 4, Cancer and
accompanying highlights documents in English and French
(http://www.powerstudy.ca/l-etude-power). Chapters on Cardiovascular
Disease and Access to Health Care Services are forthcoming.

The POWER Study is funded by Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario,
an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This report does
not necessarily reflect the views of Echo or the Ministry. We welcome
your thoughts and feedback on the Report.

Arlene S. Bierman, MD. MS
Echo’s OWHC Chair in Women’s Health University of Toronto and St
Michael’s Hospital


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