May 1990
Financial Executive;May/Jun90, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p8
Academic Journal
This article reports that the Employee Benefit Research Institute's findings that mental health care costs account for approximately 10 percent of employers' health care benefit expenses. Treating mental disorders can be expensive due to the length of time it takes to properly address them. These disorders, including substance abuse, cost the U.S. economy as much as $237 billion.


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