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.
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.
Williams, Timothy; Borders, Tyrone F.; and Jasinski, Lindsey, "Partial Psychiatric Hospitalization Program Availability in Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Hospitals Nationally" (2019). Rural & Underserved Health Research Center Publications. 10.