Measuring the Value of Emergency Mental Health Care
Cost & Quality / Behavioral Health
Sarah Axeen, University of Southern California
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.