Tracking Changes in Behavioral Health Services: How Have Carve-Outs Changed Care?

by Roland Sturm

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This special issue of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research on mental health carve-outs brings together some of the latest research on recent policy and market changes affecting behavioral health services. This introductory article provides background information about carve-outs and the managed behavioral health care industry. This article also reviews prior research in the mental health carve-out field.

Originally published in: Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, v. 26, no. 4, 1999, pp. 359-370.

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