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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Managing managed care : quality improvements in behavioral health / Margaret Edmunds . . . [et al.], editors ; Committee on Quality Assurance and Accreditation Guidelines for Managed Behavioral Health Care, Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health [and] Division of Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine.

p. cm

Includes index.

ISBN 0-309-05642-X

1. Managed mental health care—United States—Quality control. 2. Managed mental health care—Accreditation—United States. I. Edmunds, Margaret. II. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Quality Assurance and Accreditation Guidelines for Managed Behavioral Health Care.

[DNLM: 1. Mental Health Services—organization & administration—United States. 2. Managed Care Programs—organization & administration—United States. 3. Quality Assurance, Health Care—standards—United States. WM 30 M2666 1997]

RC480.5.M325 1997

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