Through an analysis of patient claims data and interviews with more than 75 stakeholders, a first-of-its-kind look at mental health and substance use disorder services in the state of New Jersey is now available. This report forms the basis for continuing improvement in service delivery, access and coordination.
AT A GLANCE
In the last five years, the number of emergency department visits by southern New Jersey residents whose primary diagnosis was a behavioral health condition increased by 20%.
On average, more than 100 people a day from southern New Jersey come to our emergency departments with behavioral health as their primary concern.
In 2013, 39% of the inpatient admissions from southern New Jersey residents had a primary or secondary diagnosis of behavioral health.