Patterns of Mental Health Service Utilization in a General Hospital and Outpatient Mental Health Facilities: Analysis of 365,262 Psychiatric Consultations Articles uri icon

authors

  • BACA GARCIA, ENRIQUE
  • PEREZ RODRIGUEZ, MARIA M.
  • BASURTE VILLAMOR, IGNACIO
  • QUINTERO GUTIERREZ, F.J.
  • SEVILLA VICENTE, JUNCAL
  • MARTINEZ VIGO, MARIA
  • ARTES RODRIGUEZ, ANTONIO
  • FERNANDEZ DEL MORAL, ANTONIO L.
  • JIMENEZ ARRIERO, MIGUEL A.
  • GONZALEZ DE RIVERA, JOSE L.

publication date

  • March 2008

start page

  • 117

end page

  • 123

issue

  • 2

volume

  • 258

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0940-1334

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1433-8491

abstract

  • Mental health is one of the priorities of the European Commission. Studies of the use and cost of mental health facilities are needed in order to improve the planning and efficiey of mental health resources. We analyze the patterns of mental health service use in multiple clinical settings to identify factors associated with high cost.