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Geographic Variation in Inpatient Stays for Five Leading Mental Disorders 2016–2018

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The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) has released a new Statistical Brief #288: Geographic Variation in Inpatient Stays for Five Leading Mental Disorders, 2016–2018.

This Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief presents 3-year aggregate statistics on national, State, and substate regional variation in inpatient stays for mental disorders among patients of all ages at community hospitals (excluding rehabilitation and long-term care hospitals) based on the 2016–2018 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the 2016–2018 State Inpatient Databases (SID). Geographic areas are based on the patient ZIP Code of residence.

This Statistical Brief focuses on the five leading mental disorder principal diagnoses for inpatient stays in the United States: depressive disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, bipolar and related disorders, suicidal ideation or attempt and intentional self-harm, and trauma- and stressor-related disorders. Statistics are presented for 38 States that, at the time this Statistical Brief was written, had released aggregate 2016–2018 data through the Community-Level Statistics path of HCUPnet, an online query tool for county- and substate region-level statistics. These States represented 80 percent of the U.S. population in 2018.

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