A recent study, led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, is the first to examine frequency and costs associated with specific inpatient mental health diagnoses for children, and is a step towards creating meaningful measures of the quality of pediatric hospital care. The findings show that mental health hospitalizations among children and adolescents have increased by 24 percent between 2007 and 2010.

The study will be published in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics.

Click here to read USCF article on the study’s findings.

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