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Inequities in behavioral health

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    Key Takeaways
    • Regardless of demographic group, patients with behavioral health conditions experience unique inequities compared to patients with only physical health conditions.
    • Within the behavioral health sector, certain demographic groups experience worse outcomes than others—often people of color, individuals with low incomes, insufficient insurance coverage, and/or with serious mental illness diagnoses.
    • Inequities in behavioral health impact the financial outcomes of health care organizations.

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