The clinical consequences of payment limitations: The experience of a private pscyhiatric hospital

S. S. Sharfstein, L. Dunn, J. J. Kent

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric Hospital
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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