Financing mental health care in the United States

a study and assessment of issues and arrangements. by American Hospital Association. Advisory Panel on Financing Mental Health Care.

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  • Mental health -- United States -- Finance,
  • Mental health services -- United States,
  • Insurance, Mental health

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SeriesDHEW publication no. (HSM) 73-9117
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Paginationxiii, 182 p.
Number of Pages182
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Mental Health Financing in the United States: A Primer. an overview of behavioral health care, reviews the sources of financing for such care, assesses the interaction between different payers. Mental Health Financing in the United States: Assessing “the System” Daniel Eisenberg and Richard Scheffler I.

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Advisory Panel on Financing Mental Health Care.]. American Healthcare. The United States operates in a largely free-enterprise system, meaning that the healthcare economy is competitive and capitalistic in nature.

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