Research Grants

Funding For:

Measuring the Value of Emergency Mental Health Care

Cost & Quality / Behavioral Health


Sarah Axeen, University of Southern California

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2020 - Apr 30, 2021



Summary of the Project:

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.