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A Biobehavioral Model for Hospital Psychiatry in an Era of Increasing Regulation and Cost Containment
Gene Richard Moss; Patrick O'Connell; Natalie Moynihan
Psychiatric Services 1991; doi:
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Beverly Hills, California, and New York City

Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, New Jersey

© 1991 by the American Psychiatric Association

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Psychiatric hospitalization is increasingly a target of cost reduction by employers and third-party payers. The authors describe an evaluation of a biobebavioral model for the treatment of a mixed population of public - and privatesector patients in the psychiatric unit of a general hospital under conditions of severe regulation and cost containment. The program combined behavioral-education technology based on principles of social reinforcement with the traditional medical model in which be psychiatrist specified the patient's individual treatment within the general programmatic framework. Patient progress was monitored using standardized clinic rating scales, which showed that between 85 and 96 percent of the patients bad improved significantly at discharge after an average stay of 12 days. Basedon that and other findings, the authors believe that the new programmatic technology of biobebavioral psychiatry has the flexibility to ameliorate the adverse effects of increasing regulation and cost containment, even under demanding clinical conditions.

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