AHRQ Stats: Hospital Care for Mental and Substance-Use Disorders
Nearly one in three hospital stays in 2012 involved at least one mental or substance-use disorder diagnosis, accounting for 8.6 million hospital stays that year. This analysis excludes hospital stays for maternal and neonatal conditions. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #191:Hospitalizations Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Adults, 2012.)
Kevin C. Heslin, Ph.D., Anne Elixhauser, Ph.D., and Claudia A. Steiner, M.D., M.P.H.