September 19, 2019

Reference: Costs and Outcomes of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in the US (Infographic)

New Infographic from JAMA Network, Data/Analysis From Kaiser Family Foundation:

This Visualizing Health Policy infographic looks at costs and outcomes of mental health and substance use disorders in the United States (US).

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Mental health and substance use disorders together were the leading cause of disease burden in 2015, surpassing cancer and cardiovascular disease, among others. Relative to countries of similar size and wealth, the US has had higher rates of death from unintentional poisonings, the majority of which were due to drug overdoses. In 2013 the age-standardized rate of death from unintentional poisonings per 100 000 population was 12.4 in the US compared with 2.5 on average in comparable countries.

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Direct to Text Summary and Infographic (via JAMA)

See Also: Original Data and Detailed Source Information (via KFF.org)

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