U.S. distribution of mental health expenditures in 1990 and 2009, by type of service

This statistic depicts the distribution of mental health expenditures in the United States in 1990 and 2009, sorted by type of service. In 1990, 8.6 percent of the expenditures were due to retail prescription medication, whereas in 2009 these expenditures amounted to 28.5 percent.
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Distribution of mental health expenditures in the United States in 1990 and 2009, by type of service
19902009
General hospital, specialty units12.9%9.7%
General hospital, nonspecialty care2.9%5.2%
Specialty hospitals23.7%10.8%
Psychiatrists8.6%5.7%
Nonpsychiatric physicians4.4%5.1%
Other professionals5.9%5.3%
Freestanding nursing homes12.4%6.1%
Freestanding home health0.4%1.8%
Specialty mental health centers15.2%14.3%
Specialty substance abuse centers0%0.5%
Retail prescription medication8.6%28.5%
Insurance administration5%7%
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