Table 3

Estimates of need for behavioral health services and providers for 40 million medical patients
Target Additional needed (% increase over 2010)
Medical patients 40,000,000 23,222,848 (138%)
Mental health patients 5,918,248 5,065,264 (594%)
Substance abuse patients 841,182 742,422 (752%)
Behavioral health FTE 27,552 22,458 (441%)
  Licensed mental health providers 14,748 12,166 (471%)
  Psychiatrists 2,314 1,920 (487%)
  Other mental health staff 5,669 4,405 (348%)
  Substance abuse providers 4,821 3,967 (465%)

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Burke et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:245   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-245

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