ERIC Number: ED042191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
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The Principles of Parsimony in Mental Health Center Operations.
Hollister, William G.; Rae-Grant, Quentin
This paper calls for a philosophic and operational reorganization of Comprehensive Mental Health Centers to effect a more efficient and parsimonious use of scarce resources. It translates the laws of parsimony into clinical terms as those interventions and methods of care requiring: (1) the least disruption of the patient's life; (2) use of the least expensive and extensive services first, on a time trial basis; and (3) judicious allocation of scarce professional time. It spells out some of the administrative and professional role changes required to implement such efficint parsimony. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Orthopsychiatric Association, New York, NY.; North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. School of Medicine.
Note: Paper presented at the American Orthopsychiatric Association Convention, San Francisco, California, March 23-26, 1970