Analysis of a Capitation Plan for the Chronically Mentally Ill

Plum, Kathleen Coyne
September 1989
Nursing Economic$;Sep/Oct89, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p250
Academic Journal
In the planning for medical services, the demand for medical care has been often equated with the need for medical care in that the more severe the illness, the greater the demand. The chronic mental illnesses are by definition comprised of the severe and persistent psychiatric disorders. Thus the need for medical care is known to be great. A good understanding of the factors influencing the mental health marketplace is essential for accurate planning and, therefore, the development of cost-effective chronic care programs. The benefits of the Monroe-Livingston County Project are that the creation of innovative services has been stimulated and providers can take advantage of possible substitutions between medical and social programs.


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