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Am J Public Health. 1994 February; 84(2): 284–287.
PMCID: PMC1615017

The provision and use of mental health services in nursing homes: results from the National Medical Expenditure Survey.

Abstract

Data from the Institutional Population Component of the National Medical Expenditure Survey were used to provide national estimates of annual mental health service provision and use in nursing homes. In addition, the relationship between service provision and setting characteristics such as ownership, size, Medicaid certification, and chain status was examined. Although more than three quarters of residents with a mental disorder resided at a nursing home that provided counseling services, fewer than one fifth actually received any mental health services within the year.

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