The Measurement & Management of Clinical Outcomes in Mental Health / Edition 1

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MANAGED BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE

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THE MEASUREMENT & MANAGEMENT OF CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN MENTAL HEALTH

Once used almost exclusively by psychotherapy researchers, clinical outcomes testing is quickly becoming a standard component of mental health practice. JCAHO has mandated that outcomes must be included in mental health record keeping by the end of the decade, and the six largest managed care firms have announced plans to begin tracking clinical outcomes. While debates over the potential advantages and disadvantages of this move rage on, the fact remains that all clinicians in managed care systems will soon be compelled to incorporate outcomes assessment into their clinical routines.

The Measurement and Management of Clinical Outcomes in Mental Health prepares clinicians and administrators for this inevitability. Written by a team of experts with extensive experience in design and implementation, this timely book explores the rationale behind outcomes measurement and offers readers concrete advice and guidelines on conducting accurate and effective outcomes measurement.

In the first half of the book, the authors review the conceptual and practical aspects of outcomes management. Among the issues receiving special attention are: the psychometrics of outcomes; measuring patient satisfaction; implementation strategies; the role of consumer characteristics in outcomes management, especially in regard to needs-based planning; case-mix adjustment strategies; and barriers to implementation and strategies for overcoming them.

The second half of the book is devoted entirely to detailed case examples. Over the course of five chapters, the authors vividly illustrate their approaches to outcomes management in five different specialty areas—outpatient psychotherapy, acute psychiatric services, community services, child and adolescent services, and substance-abuse treatment services.

The first comprehensive guide to designing and implementing outcomes evaluation systems, The Measurement and Management of Clinical Outcomes in Mental Health is an important resource for all mental health practitioners as well as mental health and managed care administrators.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: John K. Larson, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book presents the measurement and management of clinical outcomes in mental health in two sections. The first deals with conceptual and practical considerations in practitioner research and the second presents examples of outcome measurement in a variety of healthcare service sectors. The book contains in-depth discussions of current trends, challenges, and an excellent chapter covering implementation strategies. It contains numerous tables and figures that help to clarify major points.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to prepare the reader, regardless of research background, to lead or actively participate in the process of including outcomes as a crucial component of the management and administration of behavioral healthcare.
Audience: The intended audience consists of mental health providers, health plan administrators, and policymakers at every level.
Features: The book is written in clear, coherent prose and is extremely well organized. The book's division into a conceptual section followed by examples is particularly effective. Section one includes six chapters covering such topics as defining and measuring clinical outcomes, consumer satisfaction, methods of measurement, and the use of outcome measurement to improve quality. The second section takes examples from acute psychiatric services, outpatient services, substance abuse services, specialized services for adolescents and children, and community-based services. There is also a useful appendix containing the authors' reviews of commonly available outcome instruments, their strengths and weaknesses. Tables, graphs, and figures sprinkled liberally throughout provide additional clarity and impact.
Assessment: The book serves a number of useful purposes. It provides a cogent, well-reasoned overview of the issues and challenges of meaningful outcomes research. It is sufficiently basic to serve as an introduction to this complex topic, yet challenging enough for the seasoned clinician/researcher. It is also practical and can serve as a useful guide to anyone seriously desiring to implement the measurement of behavioral health outcomes.
John K. Larson
This book presents the measurement and management of clinical outcomes in mental health in two sections. The first deals with conceptual and practical considerations in practitioner research and the second presents examples of outcome measurement in a variety of healthcare service sectors. The book contains in-depth discussions of current trends, challenges, and an excellent chapter covering implementation strategies. It contains numerous tables and figures that help to clarify major points. The stated purpose is to prepare the reader, regardless of research background, to lead or actively participate in the process of including outcomes as a crucial component of the management and administration of behavioral healthcare. The intended audience consists of mental health providers, health plan administrators, and policymakers at every level. The book is written in clear, coherent prose and is extremely well organized. The book's division into a conceptual section followed by examples is particularly effective. Section one includes six chapters covering such topics as defining and measuring clinical outcomes, consumer satisfaction, methods of measurement, and the use of outcome measurement to improve quality. The second section takes examples from acute psychiatric services, outpatient services, substance abuse services, specialized services for adolescents and children, and community-based services. There is also a useful appendix containing the authors' reviews of commonly available outcome instruments, their strengths and weaknesses. Tables, graphs, and figures sprinkled liberally throughout provide additional clarity and impact. The book serves a number of useful purposes. Itprovides a cogent, well-reasoned overview of the issues and challenges of meaningful outcomes research. It is sufficiently basic to serve as an introduction to this complex topic, yet challenging enough for the seasoned clinician/researcher. It is also practical and can serve as a useful guide to anyone seriously desiring to implement the measurement of behavioral health outcomes.
Booknews
Prepares readers of various backgrounds to integrate outcomes as a crucial component of the management and administration of behavioral healthcare. Part I reviews the conceptual and practical aspects of designing and implementing an outcomes management strategy, discussing areas such as consumer satisfaction and methods of outcome management. Part II provides specific examples of strategies of outcomes management for different types of mental health services, including outpatient services and substance abuse treatment. Includes an annotated bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471154297
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/17/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN S. LYONS, PhD, is Director of the Mental Health Services and Policy Program at Northwestern University Medical School. He is responsible for the design and implementation of an integrated outcomes management system for inpatient psychiatry.

KENNETH I. HOWARD, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Northwestern. He is the founder and President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the author of COMPASS, one of the most widely used outcomes assessment measurements. Dr. Howard recently received the Distinguished Contribution to Knowledge in Professional Psychology award from the American Psychological Association.

MICHAEL T. O'MAHONEY, PhD, is Director of the Northwestern Managed Mental Health Program, which provides mental health services for more than 40,000 individuals in Chicago and outlying areas.

JENNIFER D. LISH is a psychometrician on staff at COMPASS Information Services in King of Prussia, PA.

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Table of Contents

Outcomes Management in Managed Behavioral Healthcare.

CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN PRACTITIONER RESEARCH.

Defining and Measuring Clinical and Utilization Outcomes.

Consumer Satisfaction.

Methods of Outcome Management.

Consumer Characteristics and Outcomes.

Using Outcomes to Improve Quality.

Implementation: Barriers and the Strategies to Overcome Them.

EXAMPLES FROM BEHAVIOR HEALTHCARE SERVICE SECTORS.

Examples from Acute Psychiatric Services.

Examples of Outcomes Management in Outpatient Services.

Examples from Substance Abuse Treatment Services.

Examples from Services for Children and Adolescents.

Examples from Community-Based Services and Systems of Care.

Appendix.

References.

Index.

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