4.23.2006

Closing the mental health care gap

The National Academies Press (NAP) Quality Chasm series on American health care "documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change." Their recent title examines the characteristics of health care for mental and substance-use conditions: the fragmented delivery of services and associated barriers, and the serious consequences for the individuals and their communities. Included are discussions on the education, welfare, and justice systems, on benefit coverage, the regulatory issues, and health care organizations.

Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions: Quality Chasm Series
(an online Open Book from NAP, 528 pages)

Executive Summary
available in pdf, 520MB.

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Anonymous Daniel Haszard said...

Appreciate your blog,mental health consumers are the least capable of self advocacy,my doctors made me take zyprexa for 4 years which was ineffective for my symptoms.I now have a victims support page against Eli Lilly for it's Zyprexa product causing my diabetes.--Daniel Haszard www.zyprexa-victims.com

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