Policy intervention

Richard Scheffler, Mary Durham, Tom McGuire, Kenneth B. Wells, Mark S. Bauer, Martha Bruce, Javier Escobar, Daniel Ford, Kimberly Hoagwood, Sarah Horwitz, William Lawson, Lydia Lewis, Harold Pincus, William Smith, Jürgen Unützer

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This paper addresses market failure due to externalities, as well as information asymmetries and public policy problems that need to be solved to ensure high quality care for affective disorders. We delineate the problems in parity legislation, managed care, as well as Medicare and Medicaid that need to be addressed to reduce the burden of illness affective disorders. A research agenda is developed for formulating and implementing public policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
JournalMental Health Services Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy


  • Affective disorder
  • Market failure
  • Public policy

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