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Mental Health-related Physician Office Visits by Adults Aged 18 and Over: United States, 2012-2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db311.pdf

Examines adult mental health-related physician office visits by specialty and selected patient characteristics. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide Rates in the United States Continue to Increase

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db309.pdf

Updates trends in U.S. suicide mortality from 2000 through 2016 and describes differences by sex, age group, and means of suicide.  For 2000-2016, the suicide rate increased 30%, from 10.4 to 13.5 per 100,000 population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

 

Suicide Rising Across the U.S.

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/suicide/

Discusses the rising suicide rate in the U.S. from 1999 through 2016 and the causes behind it.  Provides graphic on state rates, what is being done to prevent suicide, and the 12 suicide warning signs.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers Report

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/259156/FinalReport.pdf

Reports the results of a conference held in October 2017.  Offers national research recommendations on care and services for persons with dementia and their families.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Development and Testing of Behavioral Health Quality Measures for Health Plans: Final Report

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

https://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/development-and-testing-behavioral-health-quality-measures-health-plans-final-report

A federal effort to develop and test measures for screening people with serious mental illnesses or alcohol/drug dependence.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Prevalence of Depression Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 2013-2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db303.pdf

Finds that 8.1% of adults in the sample years suffered from depression in a given 2-week period and women were twice as likely as men to be affected.  Also tracks prevalence of depression by race/ethnicity and family income.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Characteristics of Homeless Individuals Using Emergency Department Services in 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb229-Homeless-ED-Visits-2014.pdf

Presents patient characteristics, insurance coverage or noncoverage, and a clinical profile of emergency department visits by homeless individuals in eight states.  Also describes the leading conditions suffered by homeless individuals who are admitted or treated-and-released.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Living Arrangements of People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Implications for Services and Supports: Issue Brief

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257966/LivingArran.pdf

Provides an overview of where people with dementias live and reviews use of services, quality of care, hospital and emergency department use, costs of care, and types of end-of-life care.  Contract report prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretasry for Planning and Evaluation of the Health and Human Services Department

 

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