ERIC Number: ED270949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Use of Inpatient Psychiatric Services by Children and Youth under Age 18, United States, 1980. Mental Health Statistical Note No. 175.
Milazzo-Sayre, Laura J.; And Others
The report examines data from three sample surveys of admissions during 1980 to the inpatient psychiatric services of state and mental hospitals and private psychiatric hospitals and the separate inpatient psychiatric services of non-federal general hospitals. Findings revealed that an estimated 81,532 persons under 18 years were admitted to inpatient psychiatric care in the three settings during 1980. Approximately 95% were 10 to 17 years old, 53% were male, and 82% were white. Those diagnosed with other nonpsychotic disorders represented 24%; pre-adult disorders, 22%; affective disorders, 18%; schizophrenia and related disorders, 12%; alcohol and drug-related disorders, 8% and personality disorders, 7%. Data are analyzed in detail according to four variables (patient diagnosis, referral source to the inpatient service, types of treatment received, and length of stay) and by patient age, sex, race, and type of organization. The bulk of the data is presented in table form. An appendix reviews designs and procedures for the surveys. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.