Mental Health Care for Youth: Who Gets It? How Much Does It Cost? Who Pays? Where Does the Money Go?
Dec 31, 2000
Published in: Psychiatric Services, v. 52, no. 2, Feb. 2001, p. 152
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2000
Recent studies have documented a substantial increase in the use of psychotropic medications by children and adolescents. However, no data are available on the proportion of total mental health costs accounted for by use of psychotropic medications by youth. This article presents 1998 cost estimates from more than 100,000 privately insured children in all census regions.