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Rural-Urban Prescribing Patterns by Primary Care and Behavioral Health Providers in Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Description
Examines psychiatric prescription patterns by behavioral health specialists (BHSs) and primary care providers (PCPs) in older adults with serious mental illness (SMI). Analyzes 2018 Medicare data of 2,079,045 Medicare beneficiaries who received a prescription for their SMI diagnosis. Includes rural versus urban comparisons of psychiatric medication type and provider type.
Author(s)
Ulrike Muench, Matthew Jura, Cindy Parks Thomas, Jennifer Perloff, Joanne Spetz
Citation
BMC Health Services Research, 22, 1440
Date
11/2022
Type
Document
Tagged as
Behavioral health workforce · Depression · Elderly population · Mental health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Primary care · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Stress and stress disorders