Issues and Approaches in Evaluating Managed Mental Health Care

Published In: The Milbank Quarterly, v. 73, no. 1, 1995, p. 57-75

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1995

by Kenneth B. Wells, Boris M. Astrachan, Gary L. Tischler, Jurgen Unutzer

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Although alternative forms of managed care affect the costs, quality, and outcomes of mental health, implementing evaluations of them are difficult for conceptual and practical reasons. The authors provide examples from existing studies to describe the common roadblocks to such evaluations and suggest methods for dealing with these barriers.

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