Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Measuring the Value of Emergency Mental Health Care

Sarah Axeen, University of Southern California

Axeen-IIRG-2019-2020
January 01, 2020
December 31, 2020
$57,004

This study aims to provide evidence on (1) variation in the quality of care provided to patients visiting emergency departments (EDs) for behavioral health conditions and (2) the relationship between facility capacity to provide behavioral health care and use of involuntary detentions for patients presenting for care. Findings have the potential to enhance our understanding of how behavioral health services are provided in EDs and improve the care provided in this setting for patients with behavioral health conditions.