New study of 4 million citizens in two nations identifies very high-rate users of multiple public services in a small segment of the population

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A new study of administrative data on 4 million citizens from New Zealand and Denmark identifies a small segment of the population that relies heavily on multiple health and social services. The findings, which appear Jan. 20 in Nature Human Behaviour, reveal that this population segment was likely to have left secondary school early and had high rates of mental-health problems as adolescents, pointing to a need for prevention efforts among young people.  Read full article here.

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