Measuring and improving the quality of mental health care: a global perspective

Measuring and improving the quality of mental health care: a global perspective

Author: Amy M. Kilbourne, Kathryn Beck , Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee , Parashar Ramanuj, Robert W. O’Brien , Naomi Tomoyasu , Harold Alan Pincus

Mental disorders are common worldwide, yet the quality of care for these disorders has not increased to the same extent as that for physical
conditions. In this paper, author present a framework for promoting quality measurement as a tool for improving quality of mental health care. They identify key barriers to this effort, including lack of standardized information technology-based data sources, limited scientific evidence for mental health quality measures, lack of provider training and support, and cultural barriers to integrating mental health care within general health environments

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