Measuring costs of guideline-driven mental health care: the Texas Medication Algorithm Project.

@article{Kashner1999MeasuringCO,
  title={Measuring costs of guideline-driven mental health care: the Texas Medication Algorithm Project.},
  author={Michael T. Kashner and John A. Rush and Kenneth Z. Altshuler},
  journal={The journal of mental health policy and economics},
  year={1999},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={111-121}
}
BACKGROUND: Algorithms describe clinical choices to treat a specific disorder. To many, algorithms serve as important tools helping practitioners make informed choices about how best to treat patients, achieving better outcomes more quickly and at a lower cost. Appearing as flow charts and decision trees, algorithms are developed during consensus conferences by leading experts who explore the latest scientific evidence to describe optimal treatment for each disorder. Despite a focus on "optimal… CONTINUE READING

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