Little is known about the relationship between insurance and care in the early course of psychosis.
This study explored the insurance status of first-admission psychotic patients and the relationship between type of insurance and care received up to this admission.
Data are from the Suffolk County Mental Health Project, an epidemiologic study of first-admission psychosis.
Data on insurance status (N=525) were pooled from hospital records, respondents, and significant others.
Logistic regression analysis, controlling for key background variables and diagnosis, was used to study the relationship between insurance and care.
At first admission, 233 (44%) of the patients had no insurance, 78 (15%) had Medicaid or Medicare, 203 (39%) had private insurance, eight (1.5%) were insured by the Veterans Administration, and the insurance status of three (1.5%) was unknown.
Having private insurance increased the likelihood of having received previous mental health treatment (psychotherapy specifically), being admitted voluntarily, being hospitalized in a community hospital rather than a public hospital, and being hospitalized within 3 months of onset of psychosis.
Having Medicaid/Medicare increased the likelihood of receiving nonantipsychotic medication before this hospitalization, admission to a community hospital rather than a public hospital, having received previous mental health treatment in general, and voluntary admission. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychose, Service santé, Assurance maladie, Hôpital psychiatrique, Qualité, Soin, Santé mentale, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychosis, Health service, Health insurance, Psychiatric hospital, Quality, Care, Mental health, New York, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0520418
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 23/03/1999.