Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 140–151 | Cite as

Strategies for cutback management in community mental health centers

  • Liston G. Edwards
  • Charles C. Mitchell
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate administrative strategies which community mental health center directors were utilizing to confront declining financial resources. Thirty-two out of a total of 41 area directors in North Carolina who met certain criteria were the subjects, and their responses to a thirty item questionnaire were analyzed. Four strategies were both utilized and perceived as being effective: (1) increased efficiency of services; (2) increased efforts to obtain fees for service; (3) more economical modes of treatment; and (4) service reduction, but this strategy was recommended only as a last resort if all other strategies fail.

Keywords

Public Health Mental Health Health Center Health Psychology Financial Resource 

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© Human Sciences Press 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liston G. Edwards
    • 1
  • Charles C. Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Wayne County Mental Health CenterGoldsboro
  2. 2.East Carolina UniversityGreenville

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