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Integrated care for persons with serious mental illness: Deinstitutionalization Redux

Early in November I delivered the Carl A. Taube Award lecture to the mental health section of the American Public Health Association.  In this lecture I expressed my worry that integrated care for persons with serious mental illness, like deinstitutionalization (of which I am still in favor) would substitute “wishful thinking” for adequate systems planning.  I also suggested that, given the lack of studies, simulations like PBN Free (http://model.planningbythenumbers.org/) might help with more adequate resource allocation planning.

Currently, PBN Free does not include a module for evaluating integrated care options, but I hope to add one.

Integrated Care for Persons with Serious Mental Illness PowerPoint (Please  maximize to avoid distracting background.)

http://slideonline.com/presentation/10709-integrated-care-for-persons-with-serious-mental-illness

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