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March 3, 1999

Psychiatry, Managed Care: New Roles for Psychiatrists in Organized Systems of Care

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1999;281(9):850-851. doi:10.1001/jama.281.9.850-JBK0303-3-1

Few topics can so galvanize attention among physicians, and psychiatrists in particular, as managed care. This edited volume takes the path of discussing managed care in a less passionate manner and presents the challenges, problems, and opportunities in an instructive style.

New Roles for Psychiatrists in Organized Systems of Care is a collection of papers from leaders in US psychiatry and managed care organizations on the challenges and opportunities produced by the emerging changes in health care financing, especially those related to managed care. It was stimulated by an American Psychiatric Association–sponsored conference held in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, in October, 1994. The book's four sections provide a historical perspective on the forces that have led to managed care; outline roles and opportunities for psychiatrists in a managed care environment; deal with psychiatric training, practice guidelines, outcomes research, and ethical conflicts; and look to the future of psychiatry in organized care systems.