Assessing the effectiveness of mental health care in routine clinical practice. Characteristics, development, and uses of patient outcomes modules.

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Journal Article

The health care delivery system faces continually increasing pressure to be accountable for the historically unparalleled amount of resources it utilizes. This article discusses one set of recently developed tools known as outcomes modules that are used to assess how treatment affects outcomes in patients with a given disorder. These tools currently are being used to inform administrative decisions about how to improve the quality of care, and can potentially influence decisions by patients, providers, and payers of care as well. The critical components of outcomes modules, as well as their administration and applications are described, using modules for psychiatric conditions as examples.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, GR; Rost, KM; Fischer, EP; Burnam, MA; Burns, BJ

Published Date

  • March 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 65 - 80

PubMed ID

  • 10183313

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10183313

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3918

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-2787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/016327879702000105

Language

  • eng