Few Psychiatric Beds

2011-04-17T23:25:00Z 2011-04-17T23:26:55Z Few Psychiatric Beds Arizona Daily Star
April 17, 2011 11:25 pm

 

Arizona has 29 high-level inpatient psychiatric beds per 100,000 people.

The nonprofit Virginia-based Treatment Advocacy Center says when it comes to beds for the public health system, Arizona's psychiatric bed-per-population rate is just 5.9 per 100,000 people - the second-worst rate in the country.

State officials say the bed numbers here are consistent with a philosophy of the least restrictive environment, which means keeping patients in an outpatient setting wherever possible.

Acute level psychiatric beds in Pima County

Adolescent/children:

56

Sonora Behavioral Health

Adult

64

University Physicians Healthcare Hospital at Kino (New construction should boost that to 77 by August)

8

University Medical Center

15

St. Joseph's Carondelet

24

St. Mary's Carondelet

48

Tucson Medical Center

139

Sierra Tucson

354

Pima County total (adults and adolescents/children)

1,900

Current statewide total (adults and adolscents/children)

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