American Mental Health Services: Perspective Through Care Patterns for 100 Adults, with Aggregate Facility, Service, and Cost Estimates

Ronald W. Manderscheid, Pierre Alexandre, Anita Everett, Philip J. Leaf, Benjamin Zablotsky

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Abstract

This chapter describes the mental health epidemiology and service delivery picture for 100 adults drawn at random from the American population. It also presents a description of the characteristics of mental health facilities, their services, available human resources, and aggregate revenues and costs. Unlike many other nations around the globe, America has no single mental health "system." Rather, after years of starts and stops, US mental health care still consists of parallel activities operated by public and private entities across four care sectors. As a result, many individuals who need care do not receive it, and many who do receive care do not achieve the outcomes they are seeking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublic Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950416
ISBN (Print)9780195390445
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

Keywords

  • Human resources
  • Mental health epidemiology
  • Mental health facilities
  • Mental health services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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