Improving Mental Healthcare

Improving Mental Healthcare : A Guide to Measurement-Based Quality Improvement

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The first book to focus on measuring the basic processes of mental healthcare, such as access, detection, treatment appropriateness, safety and continuity of care, Improving Mental Healthcare: A Guide to Measurement-Based Quality Improvement integrates practical information about quality measures -- such as their clinical logic, validity and basis in scientific evidence -- into a highly readable guide on how to implement measures and use the results to improve quality of care.Improving Mental Healthcare examines the clinical, policy, and scientific underpinnings of process measurement, a widely used method of assessing quality of mental healthcare. It describes the use of measurement to improve quality, promote accountability, encourage evidence-based practice, and shape incentives to favor delivery of high-quality care.Divided into two sections totaling 14 chapters, the first section describes factors that led to a nationwide emphasis on improving quality of care, major approaches to quality assessment, considerations in selecting measures, as well as how to analyze and interpret measure results. The second section summarizes information on more than 300 quality measures, including their clinical rationale, specifications, sources of data, supporting evidence, readiness for use, and -- where available -- data on reliability, validity, results, case-mix adjustment, standards, and benchmarks.Improving Mental Healthcare helps clinicians, managers, administrators, payers, purchasers, accreditors, consumer groups, and other stakeholders meet national mandates to assess and improve quality of care by providing the following tools and guidance:  Results from the National Inventory of Mental Health Quality Measures, a federally funded study summarizing clinical, technical, and scientific properties of more than 300 process measures A user-friendly format that helps potential measure users find quality measures that reflect their priorities and meet their needs Guidance for healthcare organizations and clinicians on how to integrate measurement into a comprehensive approach to quality management  An understanding of the relationship between process measurement and other approaches to quality assessment, in particular outcomes assessment-the focus of a companion guide, Outcome Measurement in Psychiatry: A Critical Review (APPI 2002) Improving Mental Healthcare, which includes extensive references as well as useful figures and tables illustrating key concepts, is essential reading for practicing clinicians, healthcare managers, medical students and psychiatric residents -- who must now meet ACGME requirements to learn about quality assessment and improvement -- as well as members of oversight organizations and consumer advocacy groups. It will prove invaluable for healthcare organizations seeking to improve quality of care, clinical training programs, and courses on quality assessment, healthcare management, and mental health policy.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 713 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 40.6mm | 1,065.95g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 21 Tables, unspecified; 11 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1585620882
  • 9781585620883

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"Author Richard Hermann has put together an amazingly complete compilation of well referenced methods and instruments for measuring quality of care in psychiatry, mental health, and substance abuse. This work creates neat order out of what had been a chaotic jumble. This book provides solid ammunition for these related fields to defend their worth against both a needy but unconvinced and disbelieving public, and the bean counters simultaneously. A magnificent and exhaustive, definitive and detailed organized tabulation of ways to measure the quality of care in mental health, whether or not it works, is improving or not, and how you can tell."-- "George D. Lundberg, M.D., Editor in Chief, Medscape General Medicine"show more

About Richard C. Hermann

Richard C. Hermann, M.D., M.S., is Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, Director of the Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health (CQAIMH), Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health.show more

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The first book to focus on measuring the basic processes of mental healthcare, such as access, detection, treatment appropriateness, safety and continuity of care, Improving Mental Healthcare: A Guide to Measurement-Based Quality Improvement integrates practical information about quality measures -- such as their clinical logic, validity and basis in scientific evidence -- into a highly readable guide on how to implement measures and use the results improve quality of care. Improving Mental Healthcare is the only guide that includes results from the National Inventory of Mental Health Quality Measures, a federally funded study summarizing clinical, technical, and scientific properties of more than 300 process measures. This timely book describes what led to today's nationwide emphasis on improving quality of care, major approaches to quality assessment, considerations in selecting measures as well as how to analyze and interpret results. For each measure, a succinct report summarizes its clinical rationale, specifications, sources of data, supporting evidence, readiness for use, and -- where available -- data on reliability, validity, results, case-mix adjustment, standards, and benchmarks. Improving Mental Healthcare is essential reading for practicing clinicians, healthcare managers, psychiatric residents, and medical students -- who must now meet ACGME requirements to learn about quality assessment and improvement -- as well as members of oversight organizations and consumer advocacy groups.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsForewordIntroductionPart I: Role of Process Measures in Quality Assessment and ImprovementChapter 1. Quality Assessment and Improvement in a Changing Healthcare SystemChapter 2. Measuring Clinical and Administrative Processes of CareChapter 3. Selecting Process MeasuresChapter 4. Comparing and Interpreting Results From Process MeasurementChapter 5. Role of Measurement in Quality ImprovementPart II: National Inventory of Mental Health Quality MeasuresChapter 6. Guide to Inventory DataChapter 7. Prevention MeasuresChapter 8. Access MeasuresChapter 9. Assessment MeasuresChapter 10. Treatment MeasuresChapter 11. Coordination MeasuresChapter 12. Continuity MeasuresChapter 13. Patient Safety MeasuresAppendixSubject IndexMeasures Subject IndexIndex of Measures by Domain of QualityIndex of Measures by DiagnosisIndex of Measures by Treatment ModalityIndex of Measures by Population CharacteristicsIndex of Measures by Data Sourceshow more