Psychotherapy in the Managed Care Health Market

  title={Psychotherapy in the Managed Care Health Market},
  author={Alan A. Stone},
  journal={Journal of Psychiatric Practice},
  • A. Stone
  • Published 1 July 2001
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  • Journal of Psychiatric Practice
The author considers the future of psychotherapy in the managed care health market. He focuses on two interrelated questions. How can the efficacy of psychotherapy be scientifically demonstrated? Can psychotherapy meet the standards of cost-effectiveness set by health plans? He notes that efficacy is not enough in the managed care market, in which health plans also focus on the rational allocation of resources and economies of scale. The author then turns to the question of whether the doctor… 
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