Mae D. Hightower-Vandamm; Occupational Therapy’s Journey: The Implementation, Challenge, and Expectation. Am J Occup Ther 1985;39(12):785-790. doi: 10.5014/ajot.39.12.785.
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The increased interest in administrative issues reflects the changing climate facing the profession of occupational therapy in the mid-1980s. The effect of the changing medical delivery system on the profession is evidenced through the development of home health organizations (HMOs), diagnostic-related group (DRG) systems, and other federal- and state-regulated systems. To ensure survival, the practice of occupational therapy will become more community based and less dependent on the hospital setting.
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