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Managed Mental Health Care: Myths and Realities in the 1990s
Robert A. Dorwart
Psychiatric Services 1990; doi:
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Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital; Mental Health Policy Working Group at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

© 1990 by the American Psychiatric Association

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Managed care may be viewed as the most recent attempt to control the rate of increase of health and mental health care costs in the United States. The majority of people who receive insured mental health services do so through some form of managed care program. Now increasing concerns are being raised about whether managed care really reduces costs, whether it adversely affects the quality of care, and whether it restricts access to care. The author discusses the origins, actors, and major issues involved in managed health care in terms of prevailing myths and future realities. He calls for more and better research to answer important clinical and policy questions about managed care and for improved communication between mental health professionals and managed care organizations.

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