Subject of Study
- Data were extracted from a review of computerized administrative claims for 15,507 Medicaid youth in an effort to assess differences in rates of mental health treatment for enrollees in one of 3 categories of aid. The study population consisted of individuals aged 0-19 years residing in a suburban county in a mid-Atlantic state during 1996 and enrolled in the fee-for-service Medicaid program. Mental health services were analyzed and compared for youth in foster care, receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and all other forms of assistance such as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). The dataset includes demographic information, type of mental health services provided, mental disorder diagnoses (in 15 subcategories), as well as psychotropic and certain nonpsychotropic medications prescribed.
Child (2 years to 12 years)
Adolescent (13 years to 18 years)