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.