National estimates of mental health utilization and expenditures for children in 1998

  title={National estimates of mental health utilization and expenditures for children in 1998},
  author={Jeanne S. Ringel and Roland Sturm},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
No recent national data on expenditures and utilization are available to provide a benchmark for reform of mental health systems for children and adolescents. The most recent estimates, from 1986, predate the dramatic growth of managed care. This study provides updated national estimates. Treatment expenditures are estimated to be $11.68 billion ($172 per child). Adolescents have the highest expenditures at $293 per child followed by $163 per child aged 6 to 11 and $35 per preschoolaged child… CONTINUE READING


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