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Profiles of Children with High Utilization of State Inpatient Psychiatric Program


Svetlana Yampolskaya, PhD

Principal Investigators:

  • Svetlana Yampolskaya, PhD

Excessive utilization of institutional mental health services has been of longstanding public concern because of the high cost of such care and its questionable efficacy. Although previous studies provided some information about child characteristics or factors associated with utilization of residential or inpatient mental health services, currently, little is known about predictors of longer length of stays and multiple re-admissions to the State Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) and appropriateness of SIPP care for children placed in this program. The goal of this project is to examine child characteristics associated with longer length of stay and multiple admissions to SIPP.