The journal of mental health administration

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 77–84 | Cite as

Health care reform: Implications for academic psychiatric institutions

  • Sally K. Severino
  • Henry Chung


Health care reform provides an opportunity to redefine all aspects of our health care delivery system. This article focuses on mental health severices and on the implications of health care reform for academic psychiatric institutions. Questions are raised regarding the challenges that academic psychiatric centers will face in pursuing the traditional responsibilities of research, education, and clinical care. The authors propose that intersystems dialogue will create solutions to the questions. The challenge to academic psychiatric institutions rests in creating the dialogue that will inform and guide new decisions regarding research, education, and clinical priorities with the ultimate aim of ensuring that quality is preserved through reform.


Mental Illness Mental Health Service Academic Psychiatry Health Care Reform Health Care Delivery System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sally K. Severino
    • 1
  • Henry Chung
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Westchester DivisionNew York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterWhite Plains
  2. 2.New York Downtown HospitalNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Cornell University Medical CollegeUSA

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