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Applying quality improvement principles and techniques in public mental health systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8045537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Public mental health administrators are increasingly being held accountable for outcomes in mental health systems characterized by longstanding, complex, and seemingly intractable problems. To meet demands for accountability and to satisfy accreditation requirements, the principles and techniques of quality improvement are especially useful. The author draws on his experience as a surveyor for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations to show the potential applicability of quality improvement in public mental health systems. He presents illustrations of quality improvement principles in the areas of patient advocacy, monitoring hospital admissions, and monitoring use of restraints.
R L Elliott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-30     Completed Date:  1994-08-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia 31207.
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MeSH Terms
Community Mental Health Services / standards*
Hospitals, Psychiatric / standards*
Hospitals, Public / standards*
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Patient Admission
Patient Advocacy
Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*
United States

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