Rurality, gender, and mental health treatment.

  title={Rurality, gender, and mental health treatment.},
  author={Emily J Hauenstein and Stephen C Petterson and Elizabeth I. Merwin and Virginia G. Rovnyak and Barbara Heise and Douglas Wagner},
  journal={Family & community health},
  volume={29 3},
Mental health problems are common and costly, yet many individuals with these problems either do not receive care or receive care that is inadequate. Gender and place of residence contribute to disparities in the use of mental health services. The objective of this study was to identify the influence of gender and rurality on mental health services utilization by using more sensitive indices of rurality. Pooled data from 4 panels of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (1996-2000) yielded a… CONTINUE READING

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