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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Bradford WD, Lastrapes WD
A prescription for unemployment? Recessions and the demand for mental health drugs.
The authors estimated the relationship between mental health drug prescriptions and the level of labor market activity in the USA. They found that the number of mental health drug prescriptions rises by about 10% when employment falls by 1% and when unemployment rises by 100 basis points, but only for patients in the Northeast region.
Citation: Bradford WD, Lastrapes WD . A prescription for unemployment? Recessions and the demand for mental health drugs. Health Econ 2014 Nov;23(11):1301-25. doi: 10.1002/hec.2983.
Keywords: Medication, Healthcare Utilization, Health Services Research (HSR), Behavioral Health
Chambers DA, Haim A, Mullican CA
AHRQ Author: Mullican CA
Health information technology and mental health services research: a path forward.
This article reports on the AHRQ- and NIMH-organized November 2010 workshop, “Health Information Technology and Mental Health: The Way Forward.” The primary workshop goal was to bring together experts in mental health services and interventions research, practitioners, consumers, and technologists to discuss emerging opportunities in uniting all aspects of health IT and mental health research. The workshop resulted in a four-paper series, envisioning a future mental health system in which health IT is fully integrated within mental health service systems, for patient, clinician, and system levels.
Citation: Chambers DA, Haim A, Mullican CA . Health information technology and mental health services research: a path forward. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2013 Jul-Aug;35(4):329-31. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.03.006.
Keywords: Access to Care, Health Information Technology (HIT), Health Services Research (HSR), Health Information Technology (HIT), Behavioral Health