Managed care has produced dramatic changes in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems, known as behavioral health. This book draws evidence-based conclusions about the effectiveness of behavioral health treatments and makes recommendations that address consumer protections, quality improvements, structure and financing, roles of public and private participants, inclusion of special populations, and ethical issues.
"This book is on the cutting edge of managed care policy and program development. It fosters a greater understanding of the process for developing and evaluating managed behavioral health care programs." Psychiatric Services, November 1998