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Improving mental healthcare : a guide to measurement-based quality improvement /
by Richard C. Hermann.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Pub., c2005.
description
xvi, 697 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1585620882 (alk. paper), 9781585620883
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imprint
Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Pub., c2005.
isbn
1585620882 (alk. paper)
9781585620883
catalogue key
5832053
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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"At last mental healthcare gets serious attention in the quest for higher quality of care! Improving Mental Healthcare: A Guide to Measurement-Based Quality Improvement by Richard Hermann is packed with valuable information. Readers whose primary focus is not on mental health will learn much in general about quality measurement and improvement in healthcare. The opening chapters sweep from details of methodology to broad principles and strategies for quality improvement. The later chapters capture precise details of an inventory of quality measures for mental healthcare. Together with writing that flows so smoothly throughout, I cannot think of a better introduction to quality in healthcare. A feast indeed!"- R. Heather Palmer, M.B.B.Ch., S.M., Professor of Health Policy and Management, Director of the Center for Quality of Care Research and Education, Harvard School of Public Health
"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
"This outstanding book provides a comprehensive framework for the use of quality indicators within the context of quality improvement initiatives in real practice. Dr. Hermann provides for the field a comprehensive set of measures in use in practice, as well as research studies, during an active period of development of the quality of care and quality improvement field. The book integrates a thorough understanding of the practical uses of quality measurement with an understanding of the market context for their use, and standards for acceptable measures that can span practice and research. The book is the most comprehensive book available on quality measurement, from a practical perspective, in the field."- Ken Wells, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA School of Public Health; Senior Scientist of the Semel Institute and RAND
Improving the quality of care for persons with mental disorders challenges all of us, whether we are involved in the delivery of care or are one of the millions who receive or have loved ones who receive mental health care. Once the commitment has been made to focus on quality, the immediate challenge is, how? For those who have made this commitment, Improving Mental Healthcare offers a wealth of tools on how to assess quality, the first step in quality improvement.
"Improving the quality of care for persons with mental disorders challenges all of us, whether we are involved in the delivery of care or are one of the millions who receive or have loved ones who receive mental health care. Once the commitment has been made to focus on quality, the immediate challenge is, how? For those who have made this commitment, Improving Mental Healthcare offers a wealth of tools on how to assess quality, the first step in quality improvement."- Anthony F. Lehman, M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
This guidebook fills a gap in the professional literature for those of us who design behavioral health delivery systems and measure progress. While the scope is encyclopedic in conveying the history and processes of measurement available, the content is well organized so that the reader can go easily and directly to the area of interest. I know that we will be regularly thumbing through Dr. Hermann's book for guidance and information as we continue to chart our future course.
"This guidebook fills a gap in the professional literature for those of us who design behavioral health delivery systems and measure progress. While the scope is encyclopedic in conveying the history and processes of measurement available, the content is well organized so that the reader can go easily and directly to the area of interest. I know that we will be regularly thumbing through Dr. Hermann's book for guidance and information as we continue to chart our future course."- Michael P. Quirk, Ph.D., M.S., Director Behavioral Health Service, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington
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Integrating practical informtaion about quality measures, such as their validity and basis in scientific evidence, this text is a highly readable guide on how to implement quality measures and use the results to improve the quality of care.
Long Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Unpaid Annotation
The first work to focus on measures of treatment quality, continuity, safety, prevention, and other basic healthcare components, Improving Mental Healthcare: A Guide to Measurement-Based Quality Improvement integrates practical information about quality measures, presented in a highly readable guide on how to implement quality measures and use the results to improve the quality of care.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Role of Process Measures in Quality Assessment and Improvement
Quality Assessment and Improvement in a Changing Healthcare Systemp. 3
Measuring Clinical and Administrative Processes of Carep. 27
Selecting Process Measuresp. 47
Comparing and Interpreting Results From Process Measurementp. 77
Role of Measurement in Quality Improvementp. 97
National Inventory of Mental Health Quality Measures
Guide to Inventory Datap. 137
Prevention Measuresp. 143
Access Measuresp. 157
Assessment Measuresp. 211
Treatment Measuresp. 255
Coordination Measuresp. 451
Continuity Measuresp. 489
Patient Safety Measuresp. 569
Appendixp. 647
Subject Indexp. 655
Measures Subject Indexp. 661
Index of Measures by Domain of Qualityp. 669
Index of Measures by Diagnosisp. 677
Index of Measures by Treatment Modalityp. 681
Index of Measures by Population Characteristicsp. 687
Index of Measures by Data Sourcep. 689
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