Rural & Underserved Health Research Center Publications


Overview of Key Findings

Partial psychiatric hospitalization programs (PPHPs) are intended to reduce or avoid inpatient stays by allowing patients to reside at home while receiving intensive psychiatric services in outpatient settings.

A significantly smaller proportion of non-metropolitan than metropolitan hospitals offer PPHPs.

  • 11.4% of non-metropolitan compared to 38.7% of metropolitan hospitals offer PPHPs.
  • Regardless of location, hospitals that offer PPHPs have higher patient volumes and more beds than hospitals that offer PPHPs through affiliated providers or do not offer PPHPs at all.

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Notes/Citation Information

© 2019 Rural & Underserved Health Research Center, University of Kentucky

The information, conclusions and opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and no endorsement by FORHP, HRSA, HHS, or the University of Kentucky is intended or should be inferred.

Funding Information

This project was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement # U1CRH30041.