Quoted: Ellen Meara on Cuts to Mental Health Services


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“Cutting community resources to treat patients with severe mental illness is a common response to tight local budgets, but it may increase problems in other parts of the healthcare system, and the broader community,” says Ellen Meara, an associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in a Fox News story about a spike in emergency room visits that followed a cut in mental health services in a community in California.

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