OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health Industry Analyst Industry Statistics Behavioral healths share of total health care costs has remained constant over the past 20 years, according to a recent OPEN MINDS study. The share of all direct costs of treatment (including nursing home and support costs) for mental illness and chemical dependency have ranged from 12% to 14% of all health care costs. When these figures are adjusted to exclude nursing home and support costs, behavioral health costs have ranged from 8.6% to 11.2% of total health care . . .
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