OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News In 2003, ten percent of hospitalizations of uninsured patients were due to mental health and substance abuse disorders. Mood disorders, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse accounted for three of the top ten most common reasons for hospitalization among the uninsured. Hospital stays for alcohol or substance abuse treatment were nearly 10% to 30% more expensive for patients without insurance than for patients with private insurance. Although only 4.5% of all hospital stays were not covered by insurance in . . .
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