A very modest proposal for 1990s C L psychiatry

Myron F. Weiner, John Sadler, Barry J. Fenton, Michael C. Fitzpatrick, J. Douglas Crowder, Karl Goodkin

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The prediction that consultation-liaison psychiatry would play an integral role in the management of all medical/surgical patients in large hospitals has not come to pass. The primary reason is that no adequate funding mechanism has ever been found to support such a large endeavor. The economic climate as we enter the 1990s makes such funding even less likely. The authors suggest that C L psychiatry accept a lesser role, largely confined to teaching hospitals. That role, which has been successful at a large public teaching hospital for nearly 10 years, encompasses serving as a primary psychiatric teaching site for medical students, a primary teaching site for psychiatry residents and other postgraduate physicians rotating through psychiatry, a source of innovative dispositions for medically ill psychiatric patients, and a source of opportunity for interdisciplinary research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Weiner, M. F., Sadler, J., Fenton, B. J., Fitzpatrick, M. C., Crowder, J. D., & Goodkin, K. (1989). A very modest proposal for 1990s C L psychiatry. General Hospital Psychiatry, 11(4), 231-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/0163-8343(89)90067-4

A very modest proposal for 1990s C L psychiatry. / Weiner, Myron F.; Sadler, John; Fenton, Barry J.; Fitzpatrick, Michael C.; Crowder, J. Douglas; Goodkin, Karl.

In: General Hospital Psychiatry, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1989, p. 231-234.

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Weiner, MF, Sadler, J, Fenton, BJ, Fitzpatrick, MC, Crowder, JD & Goodkin, K 1989, 'A very modest proposal for 1990s C L psychiatry', General Hospital Psychiatry, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 231-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/0163-8343(89)90067-4
Weiner, Myron F. ; Sadler, John ; Fenton, Barry J. ; Fitzpatrick, Michael C. ; Crowder, J. Douglas ; Goodkin, Karl. / A very modest proposal for 1990s C L psychiatry. In: General Hospital Psychiatry. 1989 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 231-234.
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