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Caring for Depression Kenneth B. Wells

Caring for Depression

Kenneth B. Wells

Published October 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780674097292
Hardcover
252 pages
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One of the major concerns about the changing US healthcare systems is whether they will improve or diminish the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical care. The shift from a fee-for-service to a prepaid method of reimbursement has greatly changedMoreOne of the major concerns about the changing US healthcare systems is whether they will improve or diminish the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical care. The shift from a fee-for-service to a prepaid method of reimbursement has greatly changed the incentives of patients to seek care as well as those of providers to supply it. This change poses a particular challenge for care of depressed patients, a vulnerable population that often does not advocate for its own care. This book documents the inefficiencies of our national systems - prepaid as well as fee-for-service - for treating depression and explores how they can be improved.