In this economic-clinical review of home care services, the reader finds a brief economic history of psychiatric services in this country, several models of psychiatric care, an illustration of the burdens borne by families when such services are unavailable, and strategies for developing "managed care-friendly" services programs.
This book addresses real-world issues of designing services models that meet the clinical needs of an underserved population while also appealing to the economic imperatives of managed care.
* Economic models of home care in a managed care environment
* Standard clinical goals of home care
* Recommended guidelines for home care services
* Clinical vignettes
* Family burdens of home care
* "New players" in psychiatric home care
* Managed care-friendly payment models
* Use of paraprofessionals in home care
* Coordination of inpatient and home care services