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Accountability, public policy, and psychiatry
Am J Psychiatry 1977;134:959-965.
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The author identifies the direction of changes in health policy in the United States that need to be taken into account by the health professions in their dealings with government. She discusses three areas in which these changes will call for adjustment on the part of the medical profession and major health care institutions and defines the special challenge to psychiatry implicit in the changes. She concludes that the public's need for attention to the psychosocial aspects of health and the renewed interest in prevention present psychiatry with an opportunity to provide leadership in health care delivery.

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