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Table 4 Workforce Capacity Questions

From: Assessing public behavioral health services data: a mixed method analysis

  Number Percent
Wait List at facility
 Yes 29 42.6
 No 39 57.4
Wait Time (n = 29)
 Less than 2 weeks 10 34.5
 2–4 weeks 15 51.7
 5–8 weeks 2 6.9
 More than 8 weeks 1 3.4
 Unanswered 1 3.4
Total number of prescribing professionals at facilitya
 0 9 14.3
 1 or more 31 49.2
 No Response 23 36.5
Total number of non-prescribing professionals at facilityb
 0 1 1.6
 1 or more 57 90.5
 No Response 5 7.9
Reported average hours per week of licensed professionals in direct patient care
 No hours in patient care 1 1.2
 1–8 h per week 1 1.2
 9–16 h per week 10 11.6
 17–24 h per week 6 7.0
 25–32 h per week 26 30.2
 33 or more hours per week 13 15.1
 Missing 12 14.0
  1. aIncludes psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants and psychiatric advanced practice registered nurses
  2. bIncludes registered nurses, addiction counselors, clinical addiction counselors, social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors
  3. Table 4 provides a summary of the additional questions asked in the study survey. The first column outlines variables and associated categories. The second column provides the counts of responses in each category, and the third column provides the distribution of responses. A footnote is included which defines what is considered a prescribing provider and non-prescribing provider in this study