Persistence with Newly Initiated Antidepressant Medication in Rhode Island Medicaid: Analysis and Insights for Promoting Patient Adherence

Stephen Kogut, Administrator for Medical Services
Brian J. Quilliam, Administrator for Medical Services
Rita Marcoux, Administrator for Medical Services
William McQuade, Administrator for Medical Services
Cheryl Wojciechowski, Administrator for Medical Services
Charles Wentworth, Administrator for Medical Services
Rebecca Plonsky, Administrator for Medical Services
Noelle Wood, Administrator for Medical Services

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe persistence to newly prescribed antidepressant medications within the Rhode Island Medicaid population.