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Uniform Reporting System

Description: 

The Uniform Reporting System (URS) is intended to provide uniform reporting of state-level data to describe the public mental health system and the outcomes of its programs. These data can be used to track individual state performance over time and to develop a national picture of the public mental health systems of the states.

Data Years Available: 
2002-present
Periodicity: 
Annual
Mode of Collection: 
N/A
Selected Content: 
Demographic characteristics of persons served; persons in community mental health programs, in state psychiatric hospitals, funding sources, homeless persons served.
Population Covered: 
N/A
Methodology: 
The scope of reporting data to the URS includes any part of the mental health system that comes under the auspices of the state mental health agency. Specific guidelines detail how to count people for inclusion in the URS, and report related data.
Response Rates and Sample Size: 
N/A
Interpretation Issues: 
N/A
References: 

http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/MentalHealthStatistics/UniformReport.asp and related web pages. Accessed September 5, 2010.