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Uniform Reporting System (URS)

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.

Supplier

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA/CMHS)

Data Years Available

2002-present

Periodicity

Annual

Mode

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 rate 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.