Behavioral Health Care System Capacity in Pennsylvania and Its Impact on Hospital Emergency Departments and Patient Health
An assessment of Pennsylvania's behavioral health needs and the impact that
the behavioral healthcare system's capacity has on hospital emergency departments and patient health. Examines the effect of provider shortages, the role of first responders, emergency response models, and efforts to expand telehealth. Mentions rural throughout.
Yvonne Llewellyn Hursh, Bryan W. DeWalt, Allison N. Kobzowicz, et al.
Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Access · Alcohol use · Behavioral health workforce · Emergency department and urgent care services · Health workforce supply and demand · Illicit drug use · Medicaid · Mental health · Reimbursement and payment models · Telehealth · Pennsylvania