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The Planning and Evaluation of Mental Health Services in the United States

  • Melvin Sabshin
  • Steven Sharfstein

Abstract

Mental health services in the United States are delivered in a variety of settings by a variety of medical and nonmedical professionals to a wide range of patient groups. These settings have multiple funding sources, both public and private, and mental health care is delivered through the general medical system, specialty services and a range of nonmedical systems in an unplanned and uncoordinated manner.

Keywords

Mental Health Service Private Health Insurance Community Mental Health Center Gross National Product Total Health Expenditure 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Department of Health and Human Services Steèring Committee on the Chronically Mentally Ill, “Toward a National Plan for the Chronically Mentally Ill,” DHHS Publication No. (ADM) 81–1077, December, 1930.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvin Sabshin
    • 1
  • Steven Sharfstein
    • 1
  1. 1.American Psychiatric AssociationUSA

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