Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The implementation of infertility support groups at innovative managed care
by Stroe, Julia, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 75; 1595240
Abstract (Summary)

Infertility patients experience high stress levels that lead to lower infertility rates, but support groups have proven to reduce stress levels tremendously due to their emotional and psychological benefits. This business plan will show how providing support groups for this specific population will not only improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction, but also reduce healthcare spending for the organization and for our members. Financial estimates are very conservative and show an overall operating loss across seven sites where Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) will work 20 hours a week. Possible changes to financial estimates include reducing LCSW time estimates by half and increasing patient co-pays for the support groups at certain sites by 50%, from $10 to $15. These support groups prove to be beneficial and contribute to our total health concept, where physical, emotional, and psychological well-being is our focus and dedication.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Public health, Counseling Psychology
Keywords: Emotional health, Infertility, Support groups
Publication Number: 1595240
ISBN: 978-1-321-93625-4
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