5142.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 1:15 PM

Abstract #17264

Quality of care for adult medicaid beneficiaries treated for schizophrenia and living in Massachusetts

Barbara Dickey, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02178, 617-855-2498, N/A

This presentation will describe a study of the quality of care for adult Medicaid beneficiaries treated for schizophrenia and living in Massachusetts. We compare those whose care is managed with those whose care is not managed. We describe the enrollment process when beneficiaries present at emergency screening teams to be evaluated for inpatient admission. We preseent preliminary data on their status at the time of evaluation and the likelihood of being admitted, controlling for socio-demographic factors, mental health status, legal status at the time of the evaluation, and whether care is managed or not managed.

Learning Objectives: N/A

Keywords: Medicaid, Mental Health System

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA