Healthcare Innovation September 26, 2022
Panelists at University of Pennsylvania meeting describe need to address workforce, equity, payment issues as well as primary care integration
The U.S. mental healthcare system remains plagued by inadequate funding, poor access, and ongoing workforce shortages. Panelists at a recent meeting hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics detailed the depth of the crisis and offered some potential paths to improvement.
Prof. Rachel Werner, M.D., Ph.D., executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute, asked the panelists to begin by describing some of the main drivers of the crisis in mental healthcare.
Jamie Dupuy, M.D., a Boston-based psychiatrist and medical director of clinical services at Optum Behavioral Care, said that people feel that they are up...