In the search for cost efficiency, psychiatric patients are experiencing greater restrictions on their insurance benefits. Managed psychiatric care may provide a useful alternative to arbitrary benefit limits, but may also interfere with treatment, especially if there is a disagreement between the manager and the responsible clinician. Three clinical vignettes are presented and the implications of possible premature discharge described as a first step in building a research agenda on the clinical consequences of managed psychiatric care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Leadership and Management
- Psychiatry and Mental health