Managed mental health care and patterns of inpatient utilization for treatment of affective disorders

R. G. Frank, R. Brookmeyer

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Abstract

In this analysis we made use of a large data base of individuals insured by large American corporations to estimate the impact of managed care provision on hospital care for depression. Data on 6,348 individuals hospitalized for depression were examined to assess the effect of managed care techniques on the cost per episode and the likelihood of rehospitalization. Preadmission certification programs were found to lead to significant long- and short-run savings for payers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-223
Number of pages4
JournalSocial psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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