ERIC Number: ED035997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Analytic and Special Studies Reports; Utilization of Psychiatric Facilities by Children: Current Status, Trends, Implications. Mental Health Statistics, Series B, Number 1.
Rosen, Beatrice M.; And Others
Data are presented concerning the total number of children served in psychiatric facilities and the utilization of specific facilities, including outpatient psychiatric clinics, state and county mental hospitals, private mental hospitals, inpatient psychiatric services of general hospitals, psychiatric day-night services, private psychiatric practice, and community mental health centers. Special studies on utilization trends are provided in the fields of services in small geographical areas and the relationships of household factors to patterns of care for mental illness. Additional data describe the use of nonpsychiatric resources. The following are also discussed and their implications considered: sex differences, differences in utilization patterns among psychiatric facilities, patterns of living arrangements and household composition, suicide, impact of federal and state programs on patterns of care and length of stay in inpatient facilities, and current and projected mental health program needs. (RD)
Descriptors: Age Groups, Emotional Disturbances, Etiology, Exceptional Child Services, Facility Utilization Research, Family (Sociological Unit), Geographic Location, Hospitalized Children, Incidence, Institutionalized Persons, Mental Health Clinics, Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychiatric Services, Racial Composition, Referral, Sex Differences, State Programs, Statistical Surveys, Suicide
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers: Louisiana; Maryland