Psychiatric Times Vol 23 No 5

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Patients With Chronic Medical Illness: A Crisis in Access

April 01, 2006

According to recent estimates,chronic medical conditionsaccount for 7 of every 10 deathsin the United States and have been foundto severely limit daily functioning in morethan 1 of 10 Americans, or 25 millionpeople This tremendous disease burdenaccounts for most of the dollars spenton health care annually in the UnitedStates.