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Developing mental health-care quality indicators: toward a common framework.
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PMID:  23175534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Inconsistent performance measurement schemes hinder attempts to make international comparisons about mental health-care quality. This report describes a project undertaken by an international collaborative group that aims to develop a common framework of measures that will allow for international comparisons of mental health system performance.
DESIGN: Representatives from each country submitted reports of quality measurement initiatives in mental health. Indicators were reviewed, and all measurable indicators were compiled and organized. Sample Twenty-nine programs from 11 countries and two cross-national programs submitted reports.
METHODS: Indicators were evaluated according to measurable inclusion criteria.
RESULTS: These methods yielded 656 total measures that were organized into 17 domains and 80 subdomains.
CONCLUSIONS: No single program contained indicators in all domains, highlighting the need for a comprehensive, shared scheme for international measurement. By collecting and organizing measures through an inductive compilation of existing programs, the present study has generated a maximally inclusive basis for the creation of a common framework of international mental health quality indicators.
Carl Erik Fisher; Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee; Harold Alan Pincus;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2012-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care / ISQua     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1464-3677     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Qual Health Care     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-30     Completed Date:  2013-07-30     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434628     Medline TA:  Int J Qual Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Advisory Committees
Congresses as Topic
Mental Health Services / standards*
Quality Indicators, Health Care*
Grant Support
5 U18 HS016097/HS/AHRQ HHS; UL1 RR024156/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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