Managing care, not dollars. Components of the Continuum. Office-based services. Home-based services. Emergency crisis services. Community residential care for adults. Partial hospital care. Hospital-based alcohol and drug treatment. Acute inpatient treatment. Using the Continuum for Children, Adolescents, and the Elderly. Foster care. Residential treatment centers for youth. Alternative treatment services for children and adolescents. School-based mental health programs. The elderly patient. Planning and Administering the Continuum. The economic case for the continuum of care. Case management and clinical decision making. Computer decision-support as a clinician's tool. Outcomes management. Restructuring for survival: the Sheppard Pratt transformation. Training residents in the era of managed care. Public Policy Issues and the Continuum. Role of the public sector. Beyond the continuum: community, family, and consumer services. Conclusion. Learning to manage care. Index.
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