Racial and ethnic differences in utilization of mental health services among high-risk youths.

  title={Racial and ethnic differences in utilization of mental health services among high-risk youths.},
  author={Ann F Garland and Anna S. Lau and May Yeh and Kristen M. McCabe and Richard L. Hough and John A. Landsverk},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={162 7},
OBJECTIVE Racial and ethnic disparities in mental health service use have been identified as a major public health problem. However, the extent to which these disparities may be accounted for by other confounding sociodemographic or clinical predictors of service use (e.g., family income, functional impairment, caregiver strain) is relatively unexplored, especially for youth services. The goal of this study was to test for racial/ethnic disparities in use of a variety of outpatient, inpatient… 

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