7/13/2010

Government data showed 12 million or 12.5% of the 95 million hospital emergency department visits made in 2007 were for mental health disorders, substance abuse or both. Of those 12 million visits, about 41% led to a hospital stay, 2.5 times the rate of hospitalizations for other conditions. Half of those 12 million cases were billed to either Medicare or Medicaid.

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