The rising cost of health care within the private and public sectors has created an increased demand for the management of benefit dollars.
This trend has significant implicationsforgroup psychotherapists, as group modalities offer cost-effective ways of delivering services to traditional outpatient and inpatient populations.
Continued cost-containment pressures and increasing attention to outcome studies will fuel trends toward briefer manualized group treatments and intensive group outpatient programs as alternatives to hospitalization.
Quality-based demands will challenge payors to (a) address biases against group psychotherapy among providers and patients and (b) integrate recent process-and-outcome research in determining the appropriateness of group versus individual modalities for particular patients and presenting problems.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychothérapie groupe, Article synthèse, Traitement, Homme, Soin coordonné
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Group psychotherapy, Review, Treatment, Human, Managed care
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0329392
Code Inist : 002B18I05D. Création : 10/04/1997.