Less is more? Today's economics and its challenge to psychiatry

S. S. Sharfstein, A. Beigel

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Abstract

Escalating costs of medical and psychiatric care have prompted a reevaluation of the health care delivery system and practice styles. There are several 'procompetition' or market-based solutions that seek to make the consumer of care more price conscious and the provider of care more cost conscious. Diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), the growth of for-profit hospital systems, and the expansion of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are reshaping the organization and financing of psychiatric care. Psychiatry's adaptation to the new medical economics must emphasize the quality of patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1403-1408
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume141
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Psychiatry
Economics
Preferred Provider Organizations
Delivery of Health Care
Medical Economics
Health Maintenance Organizations
Quality of Health Care
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Health Care Costs
Patient Care
Organizations
Costs and Cost Analysis
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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Sharfstein, S. S., & Beigel, A. (1984). Less is more? Today's economics and its challenge to psychiatry. American Journal of Psychiatry, 141(11), 1403-1408.

Less is more? Today's economics and its challenge to psychiatry. / Sharfstein, S. S.; Beigel, A.

In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 141, No. 11, 1984, p. 1403-1408.

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Sharfstein, SS & Beigel, A 1984, 'Less is more? Today's economics and its challenge to psychiatry', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 141, no. 11, pp. 1403-1408.
Sharfstein, S. S. ; Beigel, A. / Less is more? Today's economics and its challenge to psychiatry. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1984 ; Vol. 141, No. 11. pp. 1403-1408.
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