Outcome measurement in mental health : theory and practice /

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Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Description:x, 266 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:Cambridge medicine
Cambridge medicine (Series.
Subject:Mental health services -- Evaluation.
Outcome assessment (Medical care)
Mental Disorders -- therapy.
Mental Health Services -- organization & administration.
Quality Assurance, Health Care -- methods.
Treatment Outcome.
Mental health services -- Evaluation.
Outcome assessment (Medical care)
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8127175
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Other authors / contributors:Trauer, Tom, 1944-
ISBN:9780521118347 (hardback)
0521118344 (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"In order to operate in an evidence-based fashion, mental health services rely on accurate, relevant, and systematic information. One important type of information is the nature of the problems experienced by recipients of mental health care, and how these problems change over the course of time. Outcome measurement involves the systematic, repeated assessment of aspects of health and illness, either by service providers, service recipients, or both. Feedback collected in this way can have a variety of uses to stakeholders in the health enterprise. From outcome measurement clinicians and service recipients achieve a common language whereby they can plan treatment and track progress, team leaders and managers secure a basis to compare their services with others and to promote quality, while policy makers and funders derive evidence of effectiveness. This book looks at the various ways outcome measurement has been implemented around the world, with different client groups, and in different service settings. It also critically reviews a number of contemporary and unresolved issues. This book will be an essential and practical resource for all members of the mental health clinical team as well as those responsible for establishing or managing services, and directing policy"--Provided by publisher.

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