Psychiatrists practicing in rural areas will need a complex understanding of military-related issues to treat a growing number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans returning to those areas.
Reduced costs, better quality, improved outcomes, and lots of collaboration make telepsychiatry work in rural Idaho.
Inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization use all show recent growth, while treatment in residential facilities appears to be declining.
The term “team players” initially referred to athletes and later became part of the workplace jargon. Now it looks as if the term is being extended to psychiatrists as well.
Whether the Department of Justice continues to extend the reach of the Americans With Disabilities Act may depend on whether states choose to fight or settle class-based ADA claims.
With several types of nonphysician health professionals competing for turf in the mental health arena, some clinicians may have mixed feelings about the addition of physician assistants to psychiatric practices.
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