Evidence-Based Practices for Medicaid Beneficiaries with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. B. Variation in Receipt of Preventive Health Services by Beneficiary Characteristics


A slightly higher proportion of female beneficiaries with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder received a comprehensive health examination or health behavior counseling, compared with male beneficiaries (14 percent of women versus 9 percent of men).

There were no substantial differences in the receipt of preventative health services or cancer screening by beneficiary residence in an area with a primary care or mental health provider shortage.

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