A telephone psychotherapy programme (TPP) v usual care (UC) in primary care patients beginning antidepressant treatment for depression*

Outcomes at 6 monthsTPPUCRBI (95% CI)NNT (CI)
*SCL  =  Hopkins Symptom Checklist Depression Scale. Other abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
⩾50% improvement in SCL depression score58%43%35% (9 to 67)7 (4 to 23)
Self rated as “very satisfied” with treatment59%28%107% (59 to 171)4 (3 to 5)