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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Persons age 18 and older receiving mental health treatment and/or counseling for serious mental illness who experienced improvement

Measure Source

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Table

1.84 Adults age 18 or over who received treatment for serious mental illness who experienced improvement, United States, 2002.

Data Source

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Denominator

Persons age 18 or older with serious mental illness who received mental health treatment or counseling in the past year.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who experienced improvement.

Comments

Serious mental illness (SMI) is defined as having a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that meets criteria set forth in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and which resulted in functional impairment that significantly impeded 1 or more major life activities. For further information see Appendix B, Section B.4 of the Results from the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings available at http://www.oas.samhsa.gov.

People 12 and older who needed treatment at a specialty facility for illicit drug use and who received such treatment in the past year. Adults with serious mental illness who received mental health treatment or counseling.

 

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