5061.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

"Does managed care compromise quality for adults with schizophrenia?"

The purpose of this symposium is to describe and present prelimimary findings from a study in Massachusetts of the quality of care provided adults with schizophrenia, comparing those with managed care to those whose care is not managed. There have been concerns that this vulnerable population may not fare well under managed care and that limitations on hospital admissions and ambulatory treatment may lead to poorer outcomes. This study has enrolled 400 adults with schizophrenia, collected data from them and their caregivers, reviewed their medical records and used paid claims data to determine the care they received and the cost of that care. Preliminary findings on outcomes, adherence to PORT guidelines for treatment, and costs of care will be reported
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Barbara Dickey, PhD
Organizer(s):Barbara Dickey, PhD
8:30 AMComparing outcomes for adults with schizophrenia in managed and not managed health care plans
Sue Eisen, PhD
8:45 AMComparing managed and not managed patterns of care and costs
Edward Norton, PhD
9:00 AMAdherence to the schizophrenia PORT guidelines
Richard Hermann, MD, MS
9:15 AMStatistical methods for adjusting differences due to self-selection into health plans
Sharon-Lise Normand, PhD
9:30 AMPerceptions of Quality, Latino and non-Latino adults with schizophrenia
Dharma E. Cortes, PhD
9:45 AMHow do consumers define quality of care?
Norma Ware, PhD
Sponsor:Mental Health
Cosponsors:Epidemiology; Health Administration; Social Work; Socialist Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA