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More Sought Mental Health Specialty Care in 2008 to 2015


HealthDay News
Updated: Jan 11th 2018

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THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Between 2008 and 2015 there was an increase in the number of U.S. adults who received outpatient mental health care in the specialty sector, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs.

Beth Han, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Rockville, Md., and colleagues used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2008 to 2015) to examine national trends in the receipt of specialty outpatient mental health care.

The researchers found that between 2008 to 2009 and 2014 to 2015 the number of U.S. adults who received specialty outpatient mental health care rose from 11.3 million to 13.7 million per year, an increase from 5.0 to 5.7 percent of the adult population. The annual weighted mean number of visits to the specialty sector remained unchanged among these recipients of care. Increases in both numbers and percentages of adults who received care within the specialty sector were seen across age and sex groups. Additionally, increases were seen among non-Hispanic whites, people with Medicare, people with private health insurance, and people with family incomes of $20,000 to $49,999.

"Increases in receipt of specialty mental health care during 2012 to 2015 may be related to recent policy initiatives aimed at reducing financial barriers to care," the authors write.

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Affirmation Center
One Main Street

Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 727-8703
Fax: (860) 548-2045
Mon & Tu: 8:30 - 7:00
Wed, Th, Fri, Sat: 8:30 - 4:30

Cole Center
2550 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 548-0101
Fax: (860) 524-7781
Mon, Tu, & Fri: 8:30 - 4:30
Wed & Thu: 8:30 - 7:00

Our offices are closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for lunch.

 

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