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Evaluation Questions for Philadelphia's Capitation Plan for Mental Health Services
Arie P. Schinnar; Aileen B. Rothbard
Psychiatric Services 1989; doi:
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The authors acknowledge the helpful suggestions of Leona E. Markson, Sc.D. They received research support through a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Policy Modeling Workshop at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 3814 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

1989 by the American Psychiatric Association

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Dr. Sharfstein's Introduction: Public policy should be guided by sound data emerging from quality research. A shift in the financing of medical and psychiatric care toward capitation models representsa major change, and the Philadelphia capitation experiment described in the April column is one pioneering effort. The answers to the following evaluation questions about the Philadelphia experiment will help decision makers across the country as they contemplate a policy shift from retrospective to prospective payment.

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