Patterns of public mental health service use by age in patients with schizophrenia.

@article{Jin2003PatternsOP,
  title={Patterns of public mental health service use by age in patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Hua Jin and David Folsom and Laurie A. Lindamer and A. W. Bailey and William J. Hawthorne and Piedad Garcia and Dilip V. Jeste},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={525-33}
}
OBJECTIVE Authors examined the relationship between age and use of public mental health services by adults with schizophrenia in a large mental health care system. METHODS The study sample included 4,975 patients treated for schizophrenia in San Diego County's Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) during fiscal year 1999-2000. They compared three age-groups: 18-44 years (young adults), 45-64 (middle-aged), and 65-or-older (elderly) on 1) the number of individuals treated for schizophrenia per… CONTINUE READING
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