Economics and the chronic mental patient

S. S. Sharfstein, H. W. Clark

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This article is an attempt to describe the economics of chronic mental illness and of care of the chronically mentally disabled. It is an overview of the distribution and allocation of scarce health and human service investments in the effort to ameliorate one of the scourges of society - mental illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-414
Number of pages16
JournalSchizophrenia bulletin
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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