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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 Leaf and Benjamin Zablotsky

in Public Mental Health

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195390445
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950416 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0013
American Mental Health Services: Perspective Through Care Patterns for 100 Adults, with Aggregate Facility, Service, and Cost Estimates

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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.

Keywords: mental health epidemiology; mental health services; mental health facilities; human resources

Chapter.  6931 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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