Association of serious psychological distress with health services expenditures and utilization in a national sample of US adults.

@article{Dismuke2011AssociationOS,
  title={Association of serious psychological distress with health services expenditures and utilization in a national sample of US adults.},
  author={Clara E. Dismuke and Leonard E. Egede},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={311-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The Kessler six-item scale has been shown to be a valid and reliable measure of serious psychological distress (SPD) in community samples. We examined the effect of SPD on health service expenditures and utilization for seven categories in a national probability sample of community dwelling adults in the United States. METHODS We used the two-step sample selection model to examine the association between SPD and total, office-based, outpatient, emergency department (ED), inpatient… CONTINUE READING

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