What Are the Current Costs and Outcomes Related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders?

Mental health and substance abuse disorders are the leading cause of disease burden in the United States, and the U.S. has the highest mortality rate for these disorders among similarly wealthy countries. This slideshow explores the prevalence, outcomes, access to care, and costs of mental health disorders and substance abuse in the United States.

The slideshow is part of the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system. More information about the analysis related to the slideshow is available through the tracker.


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