posted by Susie .
how does a managed care model of mental health care reduce health care spending?
any thoughts please?
Please don't double-post questions.
That wasn't my intention. Some one who thought they were funny kept sending unprintable replies to everyones' posts and that was why I had to resend my question.
I couldn't find any good information online -- but in general managed health care systems save money by:
* fewer doctor visits
* less expensive and fewer medications
* fewer diagnostic tests
* less access to specialists
* more stringent requirements for emergency care