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The Impact of Managed Care on Systems of Care that Serve Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances and their Families

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qualitative, managed care


Beth Stroul


This article describes findings from a qualitative study evaluating the impact of managed care reforms on a select sample of systems of care funded by the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program. This study’s analyses reveal conditions and factors necessary to maintain a system-of-care-philosophy and approach in a managed care environment.


Stroul, B., Pires, S., Armstrong, M. & Zaro, S. (2002). The impact of managed care on systems of care that serve children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Children’s Services: Social Policy, Research and Practice, 5(1), 21-36.