Initial treatment decisions by level of care for youth in the CHAMPUS Tidewater Demonstration

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Over a three-year span, the level of care initially provided to children and adolescents receiving mental health services under a CHAMPUS Demonstration in the Tidewater area of Virginia shifted dramatically to less restrictive and less expensive settings, consistent with national policy. Issues about the quality of care under this cost containment model (which includes fiscal incentives for the contractor) are explored; criteria for placement decisions require further attention. © 1993 Human Sciences Press, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burns, BJ; Thompson, JW; Goldman, HH

Published Date

  • March 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 231 - 246

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3289

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-587X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00709734

Citation Source

  • Scopus