Ambulatory mental health services utilization in three provider plans.

@article{Diehr1984AmbulatoryMH,
  title={Ambulatory mental health services utilization in three provider plans.},
  author={Paula K. Diehr and Stephen John Williams and Diane P. Martin and Kurt F. Price},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1984},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          1-13
        }
}
This article examines the use of mental health services in three insurance plans: Blue Cross (BC), a health maintenance organization (HMO), and an independent practice association (IPA) in which the primary care physician was to manage all care for an individual. Approximately 7.3% of the enrollees in all three plans used some mental health care in the 18-month study period. The percent of enrollees with mental health utilization was lower in BC than in the other two plans, but the total… CONTINUE READING
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