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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

National Estimates of Mental Health Service Use among Children: Effects of Insurance

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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Anna Falkenstern

All Authors for this paper: Anna Falkenstern; Cynthia Reuben; Patricia Pastor

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: Data from the 2001-2003 National Health Interview Survey indicate only a fraction of children with mental health problems receive services. Prevalence of mental health problems was higher among publicly insured children (9.1%) than uninsured (5.0%) and privately insured children (3.9%). Uninsured children with mental health problems had the least service use (42.2%) compared with publicly (63.6%) and privately (65.6%) insured children. While overall service use was similar by insurance type, publicly insured children more often received special education services than those with private insurance (30.3% vs. 18.8%). The sizable proportion of insured children not receiving services indicates other barriers to mental health care.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presentation Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM