There is considerable variation in the implementation and uptake of evidence-based practices in usual care clinics. Many patients do not receive evidence-based care, and this is especially true for the population with serious mental illness. This presentation discusses dimensions of quality health care and explains evidence-based quality improvement methods and tools used to close quality gaps in care. A recent large-scale study using evidence-based quality improvement methods and tools to improve employment outcomes for those with serious mental illness is described. Areas in need to quality improvement in the care of those with serious mental illness are discussed with a focus on usual care clinics.
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- List the Institute of Medicine’s dimensions of quality health care
- Explain evidence-based quality improvement
- Name and describe three tools for evidence-based quality improvement data analysis and interpretation
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Estimated Duration: 1.0 hours
Program Start Date: March 28, 2019
Program End Date: March 28, 2022
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- Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH, VA Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation; UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Amy N. Cohen, PhD, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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