Rural and Urban Utilization of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Details a report on the use of emergency services in treating mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) in both rural and urban settings. Discusses healthcare needs of MH/SA patients, as well as the increasing demands on emergency departments. Breaks down data by urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated rural emergency departments, as well as by age and primary payer of patients.
Shawnda Schroeder, Mandi Leigh-Peterson
Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Emergency department and urgent care services · Mental health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Substance abuse