Friday, July 17, 2009

Interesting story re: GA mental health care costs...

Ga. hotline aims to cut mental health costs

Even as the recession chips away at mental health services across the country, Georgia’s around-the-clock psychiatric hotline is finding a way to weather the storm — and other states are watching closely.

The Peach State’s Crisis and Access Line’s philosophy is simple: By making it easier and faster for patients to get the psychiatric care they need, states can address problems before they potentially lead to expensive hospitalizations and even incarcerations.

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