|Estimated behavioral health staff needed to serve adults and adolescents in 2010|
|Actual –2010 UDS||Model results*||Number of grantees||Shortage**|
|Behavioral health patients|
|Behavioral health FTE||5,094||11,699||-||8,777|
|Licensed mental health providers#||2,582||6,260||936||4,328|
|Other mental health staff||1,264||2,407||997||1,916|
|Substance abuse providers||854||2,050||998||1,785|
*Estimated number based on the model used by the authors.
**Calculated after subtracting out patients and providers in the small number of grantees treating more patients than our model would suggest. This implies that some health centers have patients with particularly high needs for behavioral health services or many patients treated for behavioral health did not rely on the center for other medical care.
# Psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and other licensed mental health professionals were grouped together for analyses as “licensed mental health providers”.
Burke et al.
Burke et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:245 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-245