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The Impact of Medicare on Psychiatry
WENDELL R. LIPSCOMB
Am J Psychiatry 1968;124:910-916.
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Chief of research, Mendocino State Hospital, Talmage, Calif. 95481

1967-68, American Psychiatric Association

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Medicare is having a tremendous impact on psychiatry and the rest of medicine. The author feels that the restrictions on psychiatric coverage in this law, rather than being a handicap, should serve as a challenge to the profession to modify existing practices and attitudes so that psychiatry can meaningfully cope with the benevolent philosophy of the legislation.

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