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Published: Oct 2012
Number of pages: 26
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The principal aim of this occasional paper is
to provide a short guide for old age psychiatrists in the use of
individual patient outcome measures, in the context of quality
assessment and more global aspects of outcome measurement.
There is already substantial routine data
collection in the National Health Service (NHS) for a range of
purposes related to performance and quality. Our aim is not to
suggest additions or alternatives to routinely collected data for
benchmarking, nor to provide a mandated list of outcome measures
for particular indications, but to recommend some measures that old
age psychiatrists might find useful in practice for the improvement
of care and assessment of individual patient outcomes.
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