Equity in managed care for mental disorders.

  title={Equity in managed care for mental disorders.},
  author={M. Audrey Burnam and Jos{\'e} J. Escarce},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={18 5},
Equity of mental health care relative to general medical care is a long-standing policy issue in the mental health field, which in recent years has been debated as an issue of parity in insurance benefits. The shift toward managed mental health care makes the parity debate less controversial, because feared cost increases are an unlikely consequence under managed care. We argue, however, that managed care also makes benefit parity less relevant to the goals of achieving fairness in the delivery… CONTINUE READING

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