Treating Eating Disorders: the Pitfalls and Perplexities
August 1, 2004
During the 1980s, Halmi said the program had only five or six readmissions in the entire decade; now, one-third of admissions are readmissions. The limitations imposed by health maintenance organizations and managed care, she said, are often an "enormous detriment to the patients" and have resulted in higher relapse rates and more expensive care over the long term.
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