The Fort Bragg managed care experiment: Short term impact on psychopathology Article

Bickman, L, Heflinger, CA, Lambert, EW et al. (1996). The Fort Bragg managed care experiment: Short term impact on psychopathology . 5(2), 137-160. 10.1007/BF02237936

cited authors

  • Bickman, L; Heflinger, CA; Lambert, EW; Summerfelt, WT

fiu authors

abstract

  • Many concerns have been raised about mental health services for children and adolescents. These concerns have included not treating those in need and providing inappropriate services to those who are treated. The continuum of care philosophy purports to remedy these problems by offering a comprehensive and coordinated range of services emphasizing community-based treatment. Services in the continuum include alternatives to traditional restrictive forms of care such as hospitalization. The provision of more appropriate care is hypothesized to improve the clinical outcomes of children treated in a continuum of care. The Fort Bragg Evaluation compared quality, use, outcome, and cost of the continuum of care model to a more traditional, fragmented system of care. This paper presents the effects of a service delivery system on short term psychopathology outcomes. © 1996 Human Sciences Press, Inc.

publication date

  • January 1, 1996

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 137

end page

  • 160

volume

  • 5

issue

  • 2