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Researchers Measure NC Psychiatric Bed Shortage

Researchers at Duke University and University of North Carolina recently published an article “Increasing Access to State Psychiatric Hospital Beds: Exploring Supply-Side Solutions” in the Psychiatric Services Journal.┬áThe objective of this study was to identify supply-side interventions to reduce state psychiatric hospital admission delays. The researchers concluded that without more robust community-based hospital and residential capacity, major increases in state psychiatric hospital inpatient capacity are necessary to ensure timely admission of people in crisis.

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