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Measuring mental healthcare quality in the United States: a review of initiatives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19745741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review article aims to present a systematic overview of the current initiatives assessing mental and/or substance use (M/SU) healthcare quality in the United States. RECENT FINDINGS: The study found 36 initiatives incorporating M/SU indicators with efforts from the federal and state government, health plans, nongovernmental and professional organizations. SUMMARY: Although there has been much activity in recent years in the development of M/SU indicators, efforts have lacked coordination, have focused on limited areas of clinical activity, and have not been clearly linked to quality improvement activity. The study recommends that the United States government forms an entity to better coordinate efforts and address these concerns. Clinicians and provider organizations should also increase the use of already developed M/SU indicators to improve quality of care delivered.
Authors:
Benjamin J Herbstman; Harold A Pincus
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.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in psychiatry     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1473-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-12     Completed Date:  2010-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809880     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Delivery of Health Care / methods
Humans
Mental Disorders / therapy*
Mental Health Services*
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) / methods*
Quality Assurance, Health Care / methods
Quality of Health Care*
Substance-Related Disorders / therapy
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
5 U18 HS016097/HS/AHRQ HHS; UL1 RR024153/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; UL1 RR024156/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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