Overview of Practice Management in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Robert K. Schreter

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The manager of a psychiatric practice must create and direct a clinical delivery system, design and oversee the administrative services necessary to support the system, and guide the business operations that contribute to its success. Regardless of the size of the practice, the psychiatrist administrator must handle seven core administrative responsibilities and oversee individual functions and capabilities within each domain. These responsibilities include practice development, clinical services management, medical office operations, clinical management, information management, business management, and risk management. This article provides a roadmap for creating and sustaining successful clinical and administrative endeavors. It can also be used by existing practices as an audit instrument to provide a snapshot of current capabilities so that strengths as well as opportunities for continued growth can be identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-87
Number of pages13
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Overview of practice management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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