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POWER Study Depression Chapter Available for Download

The POWER Study (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-based Report) Depression chapter is now available for download.

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, will be available in French at