Mental health outcome evaluation /

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Author / Creator:Speer, David C.
Imprint:San Diego : Academic Press, ©1998.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 121 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Mental health services -- Evaluation.
Outcome assessment (Medical care)
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Health.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness.
MEDICAL -- Mental Health.
Mental health services -- Evaluation.
Outcome assessment (Medical care)
Geestelijke gezondheidszorg.
Mental Health Services -- organization & administration.
Outcome Assessment, Health Care.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Mental Health Outcome Evaluation bridges the gap between traditional research and evaluation methods by presenting an alternative to the highly technical and statistical methods developed in the laboratory for mental health care professionals. It focuses on outcome evaluation of mental health services for adults, concentrating on the general principles that can be used to assess the service effectiveness of community health centers, clinics, and private practices. The book presents a formidable argument for descriptive outcome studies through its evaluation of the results and consequences of care and treatment as well as clinician ratings. It is written in a non-technical style, making it accessible to anyone in the mental health industry. Key Features * Addresses industry efforts to monitor and assess information about results and consequences of mental health care and treatment * Evaluates use of clinician ratings as outcome information * Offers accessible general principles for managers and mental health services researchers * Presents the best argument for descriptive outcome studies.
Other form:Print version: Speer, David C. Mental health outcome evaluation. San Diego : Academic Press, ©1998 0126565759 9780126565751
Table of Contents:
  • Why Evaluate Mental Health Service Outcomes?
  • A Different Perspective: Practical Outcome Evaluation
  • So, How Do We Tell if Something Works?
  • What Should Be Measured? Issues
  • What Should Be Measured? Instruments
  • Potential Booby Traps and Landmines
  • Practical Implementation Issues and Suggestions
  • In Conclusion, Shouldn't Everybody Evaluate Outcomes? (and Other Loose Ends)
  • Index