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Economic Discrimination Against Elderly Psychiatric Patients Under Medicare
Emily Mumford; Herbert J. Schlesinger
Psychiatric Services 1985; doi:
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Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, The Division of Health Utilization and Policy Research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Box 31, 722 West 168th Street, New York, New York 10032

The New School for Social Research in New York City

1985 American Psychiatric Association

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Dr. Sharfstein's Introduction: The Medicare program presents perhaps the most egregious example of economic discrimination against psychiatric patients. Among national health plans in modern Western democracies, only the U.S. Medicare program specifically discriminates against outpatient mental heath services. As Mumford and Schlesinger point out in this column, today less than 5 percent of Medicare expenditures for mental illness go for outpatient care. Discrimination against outpatient services is penny-wise and pound-foolish, since early use of such services can help limit the costs of the Medicare program. Currently the program strongly discourages treatment of mental illness in older Americans.

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