Managed Mental Health Care

Findings from the Literature, 1990-2005

About the Course:

This course is based on a publication intended to focus upon 11 specific questions regarding managed mental health care. The authors reviewed literature related to managed mental health care for the period 1990-2005. The review included articles appearing in peer-reviewed journals, as well as reports and studies available on Web sites maintained by relevant government and professional organizations. The 11 questions studied are organized into the four general domains of rationales, service delivery, quality of care, and financing.

Publication Date:

2006

Author

Mauery, D. Richard, et al.

About the Author:

DHHS staff writers

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about managed mental health care and its overall impact on the mental health delivery system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how the report is organized and what research methods were used.

  2. Identify rationales developed for using managed mental health care systems.

  3. Describe the types of service delivery presented and how they impact quality of mental health care.

  4. Assess issues presented regarding financial risk sharing and the concepts of “blending” and “braiding”.

  5. Apply conclusions drawn and research gaps identified to an overall critique of managed mental health care.

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