Children’s Clinical Complexity Drives Psychiatric Medication Costs to Rival Hospital Costs

  • Charley Huffine
  • Debra Srebnik
  • Laurie Sylla
  • Eric Trupin
  • Terry Lee
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© National Council for Behavioral Health 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charley Huffine
    • 1
  • Debra Srebnik
    • 1
  • Laurie Sylla
    • 1
  • Eric Trupin
    • 2
  • Terry Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Behavioral Health and Recovery DivisionKing County Department of Community and Human ServicesSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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