This project analyzed 1999 Washington State licensing and survey data on the distribution and level of productivity of seven types of mental health providers–psychiatrists, psychologists, certified social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family counselors, registered counselors, and hypnotherapists–in the 125 Washington Health Service Areas. It used this licensing data to develop two models (one that estimates the actual number of visits and one that adjusts the supply of visits for a reasonable workload) for estimating the supply of mental health visits by both psychiatrists and other mental health providers. Using data from the U.S. Census and the National Comorbidity Survey, the project team then estimated required psychiatric visits in Washington State and its six geographic subareas, and compared this to the available visits to identify areas with gaps in psychiatric services. Funded by HRSA, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.
|Baldwin LM, Patanian MM, Larson E, Lishner DM, Mauksch LB, Katon WJ, Walker E, Hart LG||Modeling the mental health workforce in Washington State: using state licensing data to examine provider supply in rural and urban areas||PUBLICATION||01-01-2006||Article|
|Baldwin LM, Fay M, Larson E, Lishner DM, Mauksch LB, Katon WJ, Walker E, Hart LG||Modeling the mental health workforce in Washington State: using state licensing data to examine provider supply in rural and urban areas||PUBLICATION||10-01-2003|
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