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Table 4 Distribution of second-step treatments by physician specialty

From: What happens next?: a claims database study of second-line pharmacotherapy in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who initiate selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment

Second-step intervention Psychiatry Family practice Internal medicine Multispecialty group OB/GYN MD Unknown Other
N = 1,403 N = 1,090 N = 504 N = 339 N = 165 N = 336 N = 769 N = 406
n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Continued 487 (34.7) 306 (28.1) 137 (27.2) 117 (34.5) 37 (22.4) 119 (35.4) 215 (28.0) 127 (31.3)
Discontinued 210 (15.0) 186 (17.1) 73 (14.5) 44 (13.0) 29 (17.6) 60 (17.9) 139 (18.1) 61 (15.0)
Switch 176 (12.5) 209 (19.2) 72 (14.3) 59 (17.4) 27 (16.4) 44 (13.1) 116 (15.1) 68 (16.7)
Add-on 530 (37.7) 389 (35.7) 222 (44.0) 119 (35.1) 72 (43.6) 113 (33.6) 299 (38.9) 150 (36.9)