The economics of mental health services through 1986: Empirical studies

  • Carl A. Taube


In the last ten years health economists have turned their attention to the field of mental health services delivery. In particular, the responsiveness of the demand for ambulatory mental health care relative to the price, the economic costs of mental disorder, and the effects of prospective payment systems have received major attention. This article reviews these studies and suggests areas for future development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl A. Taube
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  1. 1.Department of Mental HygieneThe Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public HealthBaltimore

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