Financial incentives for alternatives to hospital care

S. S. Sharfstein

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Many studies have shown that there are cost-effective alternatives to 24-hr hospital care. The new era of medical economics emphasizes prospective payment and alternative delivery systems. This provides new opportunities for psychiatric patients to receive appropriate care outside the traditional inpatient context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-460
Number of pages12
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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