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Title: Measurement-based care in psychiatric practice: A policy framework for implementation
Authors: Harding, K.J.K.
Rush, A.J. 
Arbuckle, M.
Trivedi, M.H.
Pincus, H.A.
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Citation: Harding, K.J.K., Rush, A.J., Arbuckle, M., Trivedi, M.H., Pincus, H.A. (2011-08). Measurement-based care in psychiatric practice: A policy framework for implementation. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 72 (8) : 1136-1143. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This article describes the need for measurement-based care (MBC) in psychiatric practice and defines a policy framework for implementation. Although measurement in psychiatric treatment is not new, it is not standard clinical practice. Thus a gap exists between research and practice outcomes. The current standards of psychiatric clinical care are reviewed and illustrated by a case example, along with MBC improvements. Measurement-based care is defined for clinical practice along with limitations and recommendations. This article provides a policy top 10 list for implementing MBC into standard practice, including establishing clear expectations and guidelines, fostering practice-based implementation capacities, altering financial incentives, helping practicing doctors adapt to MBC, developing and expanding the MBC science base, and engaging consumers and their families. Measurement-based care as the standard of care could transform psychiatric practice, move psychiatry into the mainstream of medicine, and improve the quality of care for patients with psychiatric illness. © Copyright 2011 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
Source Title: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
ISSN: 01606689
DOI: 10.4088/JCP.10r06282whi
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