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Medical News & Perspectives
June 12, 2002

Business Learns Wisdom of Treating Employees With Psychiatric Disability

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JAMA. 2002;287(22):2933-2934. doi:10.1001/jama.287.22.2933-JMN0612-2-1

Chicago—Many businesses are seeing their health care costs rise as diagnoses of psychiatric disability increase among employees. To stem the flow of red ink, employers are looking for ways to control costs associated with providing mental health care for their workers.

Physicians who read these words know that cost cutting in the corporate world usually places a burden on them—it leads to lower reimbursement, fewer allowed therapy sessions, and an emphasis on pharmacotherapy.

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