Utilization of behavioral health outpatient therapy and psychiatry services among homeless people recently hospitalized for a psychiatric condition.

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Utilization of behavioral health outpatient therapy and psychiatry services among homeless people recently hospitalized for a psychiatric condition.

J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Oct-Dec;37(4):303-13

Authors: Moczygemba LR, Osborn RD, Lapane KL

Abstract
A database (n = 1698) at a homeless health care center was used to assess factors associated with a psychiatric hospitalization and subsequent behavioral health outpatient therapy and psychiatry visit adherence. Blacks and those recently incarcerated were less likely to report a psychiatric hospitalization and those with a co-occurring disorder or disability were more likely to report a hospitalization. Of those hospitalized, blacks and those with bipolar disorder were less likely to be high adherers to behavioral health outpatient therapy and those incarcerated 4 to 6 months prior to intake were more likely not to attend behavioral health outpatient therapy. Men were at risk for not keeping psychiatry visits.

PMID: 25180646 [PubMed - in process]