Part 1: Psych Patients Pack Emergency Rooms

Part 1: Psych patients pack emergency rooms
One factor has been consolidation in the hospital industry: As hospitals shut their doors, psych beds disappeared with them. Perhaps more importantly, declining reimbursement for care – and the fact that many mental health patients have … Read more on OCRegister

MHIs still 'safety net' for severely mentally ill, state officials say
Among all four mental health institutes, there are only 139 inpatient beds, about 32 of which are reserved for children, according to Rick Shults, mental health and disability service director for the Iowa Department of Human Services. That number has … Read more on Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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