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This indicator covers the percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression in the preceding 1 April to 31 March who have been reviewed within 10 to 35 days of the date of diagnosis. It measures outcomes that reflect the quality of care or processes linked by evidence to improved outcomes.

Last reviewed: June 2022

Next review: June 2026

This indicator will be reviewed using the assessment criteria in Appendix B of the NICE indicators process guide when it reaches its review date or the underlying guidance is updated.

This indicator was previously published as NM50.

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Indicators can be used in a number of different settings to support high quality care. These include:

  • identifying where improvements are needed
  • setting priorities for quality improvement and support
  • creating local performance dashboards
  • benchmarking performance against national data
  • supporting local quality improvement schemes
  • showing progress that local health systems are making on outcomes.

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