Spending on mental health and substance abuse treatment, 1987-1997
This paper is the result of an ongoing effort to track spending on mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) treatment nationwide. Spending for MH/SA treatment was $85.3 billion in 1997: $73.4 billion for mental illness and $11.9 billion for substance abuse. MH/SA spending growth averaged 6.8 percent a year between 1987 and 1997, while national health expenditures grew by 8.2 percent.
Coffey, R. M., King, E., Harwood, H., McKusick, D., Genuardi, J. S., Dilonardo, J., ... Mark, T. (2000). Spending on mental health and substance abuse treatment, 1987-1997. Health Affairs, 19(4), 108-20.