Treatment Outcomes In these days of managed care we are juggling multiple service-delivery and quality of care issues. While maintaining state-of-the-art equipment in our voice labs, we must adapt clinical policies and practices to the daily changing health care game and the influences of “resources management.” We are regularly faced with questions ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 1998
Treatment Outcomes
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  • Mark Leddy
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Article   |   April 01, 1998
Treatment Outcomes
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 1998, Vol. 8, 8-9. doi:10.1044/vvd8.1.8
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 1998, Vol. 8, 8-9. doi:10.1044/vvd8.1.8
In these days of managed care we are juggling multiple service-delivery and quality of care issues. While maintaining state-of-the-art equipment in our voice labs, we must adapt clinical policies and practices to the daily changing health care game and the influences of “resources management.” We are regularly faced with questions and concerns from patients, families, other health care providers, administrators, and third-party payers about the need, efficacy, and cost of voice services. We are being asked to develop critical paths, clinical pathways, and care maps for our patients with voice problems, while balancing high quality service and shrinking resources. These challenges have prompted the development of several resources and guidelines for practicing in the managed care environment.
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