Learning from top performers

Rushing, Susan L.; Lefkovitz, Paul M.
February 2008
Behavioral Healthcare;Feb2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p28
The article reports on the efforts of community mental health centers in Texas to address differences in use of state hospital beds. Together, the centers have successfully managed to maintain statewide bed utilization below 100% of authorized capacity. But a review of bed utilization patterns showed significant variance among the centers. It details a formal study sponsored by the Texas Council of Community Mental Health & Mental Retardation Centers to determine if best practices for managing state hospital bed utilization could be identified.


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