The COVID-19 pandemic prompted increased demand for behavioral health services.1 These conditions introduced significant stressors on the behavioral health workforce, which already experienced high rates of burnout and turnover before the COVID-19 pandemic that contributed to shortages in many areas of the country.2,3 This study examined the association between the COVID-19 pandemic and the US behavioral health workforce.
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Accepted for Publication: September 8, 2022.
Published Online: September 19, 2022. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.17613
Corresponding Author: Matthew D. Eisenberg, PhD, Department of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Hampton House 406, Baltimore, MD 21205 (email@example.com).
Author Contributions: Dr Eisenberg and Ms Eddelbuettel had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Eisenberg, Eddelbuettel.
Drafting of the manuscript: All authors.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Eddelbuettel, McGinty.
Statistical analysis: Eisenberg, Eddelbuettel.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Eisenberg, McGinty.
Supervision: Eisenberg, McGinty.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Eisenberg reported receiving grants from National Institute on Drug Abuse, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Affordability Cures Consortium, Arnold Ventures, National Institute on Aging, and National Institute of Nursing Research outside the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported.
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