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Psychiatric health service areas in the southeast.

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Dembling, B; Li, X; Chang, WY; Mackey, S; Merwin, E
Published in: Administration and policy in mental health
May 2001

Analysis of small areas in psychiatric health services research is sensitive to the choice of geographic units. To partially overcome the arbitrary aspects of political boundaries, service areas can be synthesized from empirical data on consumer migration patterns. Using patient flow data from 1991 Medicare discharges, we completed an agglomerative cluster analysis to generate psychiatric health service areas (PHSAs) and found that the optimal solution contained 75 PHSAs. Solutions greater than 75 clusters had high rates of area fragmentation and small single-county clusters. Psychiatric resource supply and health status indicators should be analyzed using expanded geographic units.

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Published In

Administration and policy in mental health

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1573-3289

ISSN

0894-587X

Publication Date

May 2001

Volume

28

Issue

5

Start / End Page

407 / 416

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Southeastern United States
  • Small-Area Analysis
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Services
  • Medicare
  • Humans
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Health Services Research
  • Cluster Analysis
 

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Dembling, B., Li, X., Chang, W. Y., Mackey, S., & Merwin, E. (2001). Psychiatric health service areas in the southeast. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 28(5), 407–416. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1011170017578
Dembling, B., X. Li, W. Y. Chang, S. Mackey, and E. Merwin. “Psychiatric health service areas in the southeast.Administration and Policy in Mental Health 28, no. 5 (May 2001): 407–16. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1011170017578.
Dembling B, Li X, Chang WY, Mackey S, Merwin E. Psychiatric health service areas in the southeast. Administration and policy in mental health. 2001 May;28(5):407–16.
Dembling, B., et al. “Psychiatric health service areas in the southeast.Administration and Policy in Mental Health, vol. 28, no. 5, May 2001, pp. 407–16. Epmc, doi:10.1023/a:1011170017578.
Dembling B, Li X, Chang WY, Mackey S, Merwin E. Psychiatric health service areas in the southeast. Administration and policy in mental health. 2001 May;28(5):407–416.
Journal cover image

Published In

Administration and policy in mental health

DOI

EISSN

1573-3289

ISSN

0894-587X

Publication Date

May 2001

Volume

28

Issue

5

Start / End Page

407 / 416

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Southeastern United States
  • Small-Area Analysis
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Services
  • Medicare
  • Humans
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Health Services Research
  • Cluster Analysis