Public sector risk management: a specific model

Adm Policy Ment Health. 2002 Jul;29(6):443-60. doi: 10.1023/a:1020708409422.


Risk management programs for state mental health authorities are generally limited in scope and reactive in nature. Recent changes in how mental health care is provided render it necessary to redirect the risk management focus from its present institutional basis to a statewide, network-based paradigm that is integrated across public and private inpatient and community programs alike. These changes include treating an increasing number of individuals in less-secure settings and contracting for an increasing number of public mental health services with private providers. The model proposed here is closely linked to the Quality Management Process.

MeSH terms

  • Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration
  • Data Collection
  • Forensic Psychiatry / organization & administration
  • Hospitals, Psychiatric / organization & administration*
  • Hospitals, Psychiatric / standards
  • Hospitals, State / organization & administration*
  • Hospitals, State / standards
  • Humans
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Mental Health Services / standards
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Patient Discharge
  • Public Health Administration*
  • Risk Management / organization & administration*
  • Security Measures*
  • State Health Plans
  • Total Quality Management
  • United States