County variation in use of inpatient and ambulatory psychiatric care in New York State 1999-2001: need and supply influences in a structural model.

@article{Curtis2009CountyVI,
  title={County variation in use of inpatient and ambulatory psychiatric care in New York State 1999-2001: need and supply influences in a structural model.},
  author={Sarah E. Curtis and Peter Congdon and Michael Almog and Raymond Ellermann},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          568-577
        }
}
This study investigates the potential for ecological studies to contribute useful information on variations in service use, both across areas and across different types of psychiatric care. The analysis uses data for the 62 counties of New York State, which include both urbanised and rural areas, with widely differing social, household and ethnic structures. We analysed data on service use by patients aged 15-64 years for several psychiatric conditions combined. The research reported here used… CONTINUE READING