The Impact of Medical Cost Offset on Practice and Research: Making it Work for You : a Report of the First Reno Conference on Medical Cost Offset ; Editors, Nicholas A. Cummings, William T. O'Donohue, Kyle E. Ferguson

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Nicholas A. Cummings, William T. O'Donohue, Kyle E. Ferguson
Context Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
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This volume, the result of a national conference sponsored by The Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Foundation and the University of Nevada, Reno, examines the phenomenon called medical cost offset. The specific question that interests us in this book is: Can the cost of detecting and treating patients' psychosocial problems (from subclinical problems such as stress, to mental disorders such as depression, to adjunctive problems such as treatment adherence, or finally, lifestyle issues such as poor exercise habits) be offset by decreased medical utilization in the future?

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Nicholas Cummings, PhD, is distinguished professor emeritus of clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and president of the Cummings Foundation for Behavioral Health.

William T. O'Donohue, PhD, is Nicholas Cummings Professor of Organized Behavioral Healthcare Delivery, adjunct professor of philosophy, and adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Kyle E. Ferguson is pursuing his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received a master's degree in behavior analysis from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Alberta. He coauthored a previous book, "Working Through Anger", and two manuals, "Working Through Anger: Therapist's Manual "and "A Practitioner's Guide to Behavioral-Medical Interventions". He coauthored the recent Sage book, "The Psychology of B.F. Skinner" (2001) with William O'Donohue.

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