Utilization of specialty mental health care among persons with severe mental illness: the roles of demographics, need, insurance, and risk.

@article{Mcalpine2000UtilizationOS,
  title={Utilization of specialty mental health care among persons with severe mental illness: the roles of demographics, need, insurance, and risk.},
  author={D D Mcalpine and David Mechanic},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 1 Pt 2},
  pages={277-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the sociodemographic, need, risk, and insurance characteristics of persons with severe mental illness and the importance of these characteristics for predicting specialty mental health utilization among this group. DATA SOURCE The Healthcare for Communities survey, a national study that tracks alcohol, drug, and mental health services utilization. Data come from a telephone survey of adults from 60 communities across the United States, and from a supplemental… CONTINUE READING