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The premature demise of public child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds : part I: overview and current conditions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16912929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Current trends on the national landscape of available treatment and delivery systems for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance indicate a sharp decline in the availability of inpatient psychiatric services. These trends are troubling as six to nine million children and adolescents in the United States suffer from some serious emotional disturbance, and the majority in need of treatment do not receive behavioral health services. The consequences of untreated mental illness in children are grave, and the cost to society of children's mental health problems is high in both human and fiscal terms. This paper will describe national trends in behavioral health in general and specifically children's mental health, and will detail the experiences of many states to identify possible problems and pitfalls to downsizing and closing child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds.
Jeffrey L Geller; Kathleen Biebel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Psychiatric quarterly     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0033-2720     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatr Q     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-15     Completed Date:  2007-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376465     Medline TA:  Psychiatr Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Health Services / supply & distribution*
Bed Occupancy / statistics & numerical data*
Child Health Services / supply & distribution*
Health Facility Closure
Health Services Accessibility / trends*
Health Services Needs and Demand / trends
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Mental Disorders / epidemiology,  rehabilitation*
Mental Health Services / supply & distribution*
Psychiatric Department, Hospital / trends*,  utilization
United States / epidemiology

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