Refining the costs analyses of the Fort Bragg evaluation: the impact of cost offset and cost shifting.

@article{Foster2000RefiningTC,
  title={Refining the costs analyses of the Fort Bragg evaluation: the impact of cost offset and cost shifting.},
  author={Eric M. Foster and Leonard Bickman},
  journal={Mental health services research},
  year={2000},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={
          13-25
        }
}
A key aim of the evaluation of the Fort Bragg Demonstration was to determine whether delivering services through a continuum of care lowered expenditures on mental health services. The evaluation clearly showed that expenditures were actually higher in the Demonstration. Critics of the evaluation claimed that the evaluation's perspective on costs was too narrow-in particular, that the Demonstration produced cost shifting and cost offset that were not captured by the evaluation. New data allow… CONTINUE READING
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