A total of 147 licensed psychologists in Pennsylvania responded to a survey sent to an anonymous random sample of Pennsylvania psychologists.
The survey was designed to :
(1) gather systematic data on the impact of managed care on the quality and accessibility of patient services ; (2) update data on the utilization of Medicare and Medicaid treatment by psychologists ; (3) gather data on the professional affiliations and political activism of psychologists ; and (4) update information on fees and practice patterns of psychologists.
Psychologists reported that managed care appeared to decrease the quality of psychological services and access to patient services.
Utilization of Medicare has increased over the last 4 years.
Political activism appeared directly related to membership in professional organizations.
However, the sample responding to the survey was skewed in terms of psychologists in independent practices, thus limiting the generalizability of the data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychologue, Pennsylvanie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Perception sociale, Attitude, Soin intégré, Qualité, Soin, Pratique professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Medicare, Medicaid
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychologist, Pennsylvania, United States, North America, America, Social perception, Attitude, Managed care, Quality, Care, Professional practice, Health staff, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0077776
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 21/05/1997.