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The journal of mental health administration

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 5–18 | Cite as

Present status of the professional health care administrative model in state mental hospitals

  • Warren A. Thompson
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Conclusion

Today, the professional health care administrative model is more commonly followed than the medical administrative model in public mental hospitals. As this change has occurred over the last fifteen years, it is predicted that virtually all states will soon follow the model requiring education and/or experience in professional health care administration.

The discipline, science, and profession emphasized today for the chief administrator of public mental health facilities is administration, not medicine.

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Mental Health Chief Executive Officer Mental Hospital Community Mental Health Center Health Service Management 
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© Association of Mental Health Administrators 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren A. Thompson
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  1. 1.Missouri Insitute of Psychiatry

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