Access to Insurance and Length of Psychiatric Stay Among Adolescents and Young Adults Discharged from General Hospitals

Jeffrey A. Butts and Ira M. Schwartz (1991). Access to Insurance and Length of Psychiatric Stay Among Adolescents and Young Adults Discharged from General Hospitals. Journal of Health & Social Policy, 3 (1), 91-116.

This article examines hospital records for adolescent psychiatric discharges and compares adolescent and young adult patients (ages 18-22) on demographic characteristics, diagnosis, and source of payment to test the relationship between insurance and length of stay.

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