County-level estimates of mental health professional shortage in the United States.

  title={County-level estimates of mental health professional shortage in the United States.},
  author={Kathleen C. Thomas and Alan R. Ellis and Thomas R. Konrad and Charles E. Holzer and Joseph P. Morrissey},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={60 10},
OBJECTIVE This study examined shortages of mental health professionals at the county level across the United States. A goal was to motivate discussion of the data improvements and practice standards required to develop an adequate mental health professional workforce. METHODS Shortage of mental health professionals was conceptualized as the percentage of need for mental health visits that is unmet within a county. County-level need was measured by estimating the prevalence of serious mental… CONTINUE READING
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