HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
The following articles and tests are designed to provide psychiatrists with continuing medical education opportunities. Category 1 credits can be earned by reading the material and successfully answering the quiz at the end of this issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages at the back of the issue.
To assist you in studying the material, the Pre-Test below indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will enable you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further.
In recognition of the critical importance of cost containment of psychiatric illnesses, two 1 984 issues of Psychiatric Annals are devoted to various aspects of this huge topic (see May 1984 issue). This issue focuses on administration primarily as it relates to hospitals and clinics, evolving systems of payment, and organizational policy. The private practitioner and teachers may find this issue particularly useful for gaining a clear understanding of a complex area.
1. Which one of the following is selected by contract to reduce cost?
A. Preferred Provider Organization.
C. Physician Foundation.
2. The position of psychiatric hospitals in a climate of rapidly burgeoning multihospital systems Is:
A- They have stubbornly resisted joining these systems.
B. They have become involved in them to the extent that one-quarter of all beds in psychiatric hospitals are controlled by for-profit chains.
C. Well over one-half of all psychiatric beds are controlled by for-profit chains.
D. Only two or three free-standing psychiatric hospitals remain to be acquired; there is fierce competition among the multi-hospital systems for them.
3. The issue of competition in health care:
A. Does not exist.
B. Has typically been avoided by professionals.
C. Has no place in strategic planning.
D. Should not be considered in marketing approaches.
4. All except one of the following are true of professional staff:
A- They have little or no effect on policy.
B. They have divided loyalties.
C. They prefer autonomy.
D. They are identified with their professional disciplines.
5. Federal government support for long-term care of the chronically mentally III consists primarily of:
A. Medicare part A.
B. Medicare part B.
D. The Community Mental Health Centers Program.