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Estimating capacity requirements for mental health services after a disaster has occurred: a call for new data.
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PMID:  15054009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We sought to estimate the extended mental health service capacity requirements of persons affected by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
METHODS: We developed a formula to estimate the extended mental health service capacity requirements following disaster situations and assessed availability of the information required by the formula.
RESULTS: Sparse data exist on current services and supports used by people with mental health problems outside of the formal mental health specialty sector. There also are few systematically collected data on mental health sequelae of disasters.
CONCLUSIONS: We recommend research-based surveys to understand service usage in non-mental health settings and suggest that federal guidelines be established to promote uniform data collection of a core set of items in studies carried out after disasters.
Carole E Siegel; Eugene Laska; Morris Meisner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-31     Completed Date:  2004-04-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  582-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY 10962, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Data Collection / methods,  standards
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Disaster Planning / organization & administration*
Guidelines as Topic
Health Care Surveys
Mental Health
Mental Health Services / economics,  utilization*
Models, Statistical*
Needs Assessment / organization & administration*
New York City / epidemiology
Population Density
Population Surveillance / methods
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis,  economics,  epidemiology,  therapy
Terrorism* / psychology
Urban Health
Grant Support

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