MENTAL DISORDERS AND/OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE RELATED TO ONE OF EVERY EIGHT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CASES

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Nearly 12 million visits made to U.S. hospital emergency departments in 2007 involved people with a mental disorder, substance abuse problem, or both, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This accounts for one in eight of the 95 million visits to emergency departments by adults that year. Of these visits, about two-thirds involved patients with a mental disorder, one quarter was patients with a substance abuse problem, and the rest involved patients dealing with both a mental disorder and substance abuse.
http://www.ahrq.gov/news/nn/nn070810.htm

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